French Revolution 2

French Revolution 2

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  • King Louis XVI's ExecutionJanuary 21, 1793
  • My people, I die innocent!
  • Reign of TerrorSeptember 1793-July 1794
  • You are suspected of being an enemy of the revolution
  • Thermidorian ReactionJuly 27, 1794
  • Merci, Monsieur
  • On January 21, 1793, one day after being found guilty of working with foreign powers, King Louis XVI was sentenced to death. The danger to King Louis XVI and the royal family was high and they were forced to leave Versailles due to the march on Versailles. As the royal family was caught in Varennes, France, they were taken back to Paris. King Louis XVI's plot to counter the revolution was exposed and he was put on trial for treason. This led to him being, eventually, executed.
  • Coup of 18-19 BrumaireNovember 9-10, 1799
  • As chaos spread across France, the revolutionary government arrested and executed anyone who they deemed an opposition of the revolution. Massive amounts of executions were held during this period. Maximillian de Robespierre took control of the French government. After Robespierre was elected, it only got worse. About 17,000 people were executed.
  • On July 27 1794, Robespierre, is arrested by the National Convention, which he is eventually executed. Robespierre influenced the execution of 17,000 people. After he was arrested, he was taken to the Luxembourg prison, but the warden of the Luxembourg prison refused to take him. He fled to the Hotel de Ville and shortly after found out that he was declared an outlaw by the National convention. He reacted by shooting himself in the head, but only injured his jaw; National Convention troops seized him and his allies, executing them all.
  • On the days of November 9-10, 1799, a coup d'etat, led by Napoleon Bonaparte, took place that overthrew the government, giving Napoleon leadership of France. As Napoleon retuned from a unsuccessful battle in Egypt, he assisted in a coup detat to give himself leadership. The Ancients and the Council of Five Hundred met at a location away from Paris, convenient for Napoleon to strike. As the councils met, they started to feel suspicious. Napoleon got out of the hall before he could be figured out and sent in grenadiers, destroying the Five Hundred and forcing the Ancients to create a new government and establish Napoleon as the First Consul.
  • I declare you the First Consul
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