The National Assembly was made up of the Third Estate. They proclaimed the end of monarchy and the beginning or representative government. The first deliberate act of revolution.
With rumors shaking fear in French citizens, on July 14, a mob seized control of the Bastille. The fall of the Bastille became a great symbolic act of revolution to the French people.
"...men are born and remain free and equal in rights."
Noble men made grand speeches, declaring their love of liberty and equality. The national Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen.
The new constitution created a limited constitutional monarchy and a new legislative body, the Legislative body.The question on how to handle the remaining problems of food shortages and government debt cause the LA to split into three general groups; radicals, moderates, and conservatives.
Robespierre assumes control of France declaring to build a "republic of virtue" by wiping out every trace of France's past.
Fearing for their own safety some members of the National Convention turning on Robespierre.After is execution the reign of terror ended. In 1795, moderate leaders in the convention drafted a new plan of government. It placed power in the hands of the upper middle class and called for a two house legislative and an executive body of five men, known as the Directory. They gave their troubled country a period of order.