National Convetion

National Convetion

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  • National Convention was the first government of the French Revolution. The National Convention took place between 20 September 1792 and 29 October 1795. National Convention contained 740 deputies including businessmen,  tradesmen, and many professional men. It took place in the summer before the presidential election.
  • We want food!!!!
  • A party of six members of Frances Legislative Assembly was assigned the task of overseeing the elections. The soul purpose f abolishing the monarchy and drafting a new constitution. The first act of the National Convention was on 10 August 1792 it was to establish the Frech first Republic and strip the king of all political powers.
  • A citizen named Louis Capet at the tie was a private citizen bearing his family name of Capet. Louis was put on trail for crimes of high treason starting in December 1792. ON 16 January 1793 was convicted of the crime. Lastly, on 21 January, he was executed by guillotine
  • Throughout the winter of 1792 and spring of 1793, Paris was plagued by food riots and mass hunger. The new Convention did a little remedy to the  promblem. Until late spring of 1893 and finally on 6 April 1793 the Convention created the committee of Public Saftey instated a policy of terror and the guilltone began to fall on perceived eneimes of the Republic. At a very increasing rate beginning the period known as the Reign of Terror.
  • Despite growing discontent with the National Convention as a running body. In June the Convention started to draft the Constitution of 1793 which was ratified by a popular vote in early August. However, the Committee of Public safety was seen as an emergency government. The rights guaranteed by the 1789 Declaration of the right of Man and of the Citizen and the new constitution were suspended under its control
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