French Revolution pt 2

French Revolution pt 2

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  • Storming of the Bastille 
  • Open up!
  • We need your weapons!
  • Uh Oh
  • National Convention
  • We will use guillotine as a way of protecting the revolution from enimes within France.
  • We will make make a military draft to raise an army to protect the revolution from enimie countries.
  • Jacobins 
  • I have gained enough power, I am now leader!
  • We shall execute everyone who doesnt support the revolution.
  • On July 14, 1789, a mob of peasents stormed the Bastille, a government prison and armory. Peasents gathered weapons from the Bastille and then tore the Bastille down. This marks the start of the French Revolution.
  • Reign of Terror
  • You shall be executed for not supporting the revolution!
  • In 1791, a constitutional monarchy was established. The Revolution became more radical. In 1791, the new consitituion was set aside, the king was imprisioned, and the legislative body took over forming the National COnvention.
  • Directory
  • Us  five should be leaders of France, we will call this the Directory.
  • Many members of the Convention were members of the Jacobins, a radical revolutionary group. Maximilien Robespierre was a member of the Jacobinns, he gained power untill he became the leader of the Committe of Public Saftey.
  • Napolean Bonapart Takes Over
  • Even though this lasted one year, Robespierre executed 25,000-40,000 enimes of the revolution including nobles and the king and queen. 
  • NO!
  • The Directory took more of a conservative turn after the execution of Robespierre. This laster four years(1795-1799). There were five members of the Directory. During this time, Napolean Bonaparte was making a name for himself.
  • Napolean takes over in a coup d' etat (a takeover) and took title of First Consul. He established a new banking system, efficient taxation system, and restored the postitionof the Catholic Church in France. He wanted to expand France and then he crowned himself emperor and controlled most of Europe by 1812
  • I shall crown myself emperor of France!
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