French Rev. Part 2

French Rev. Part 2
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  • We will not stop until there is a new constitution!
  • The National Assembly was formed by members of the Third Estate who felt they were not accurately represented. The National Assembly swore the Tennis Court Oath ,at an indoor tennis court, not to disband until a new constitution was formed.
  • Agreed!
  • We want food!
  • On Oct.5 1789, 7,000 working women marched to the palace of Versailles, demanding food and that the royal family go to Paris. With no other option, the royal family went to Paris, and the monarchy ended.
  • You will come to Paris!
  • Later that year, Dr. Joseph-Ignace Guillotin invented the guillotine, which was considered to be humane. The guillotine became the symbol of the French Revolution.
  • For standing against the Revolution, you will die!
  • The Reign of Terror, from 1793-1794 was a period of fear and bloodshed during the French revolution, as two political groups vied for power. Around 40,000 people were executed by guillotine.
  • Girondins, run!
  • The Jacobins will have power!
  • The leader of one of these political groups was Maximilien Robespierre. Leader of the Jacobins, he dominated the Committee of Public Safety. He was overthrown and executed in 1794.
  • I'm in charge now!
  • After Robespierre lost power, another supporter of the Jacobins gained power. Napoleon Bonaparte, the first emperor of France, was a powerful military general. He was exiled twice, returning to power after the first exile, and dying during the second in 1821.
  • I, Napoleon Bonaparte, am the first emperor of France, known for revolutionizing the French military.
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