The Monarchy Abolished

The Monarchy Abolished

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  • The Monarchy Abolished
  • Created By: Mary Jane Mills
  • On August 10, 1972 a crowd of Parisans (in red) stormed the Tuileries and slaughtered the king's guards (in green). The royal family fled to the Legislative Assembly (in blue).
  • A month later, citzens(in red) attaked prisons hat held nobles and priests (in blue) acussed of political offenses. These prisoners were killed, along with many ordinary criminals. Historians disagree about the people who carried out the "September massacres." Some call them bloodthirsty mobs. Others decribe them as paiots defending France from its enimies. 
  • The radicals took control of the Assembly. Radicals called for the election of a new legislative body called the National Convention. The right to vote was extended to all male ciizens, not just property owners. The Convention that met in September 1792 voted to abloish the monarchy adn declare France a republic. Deputies then drew up a new constitution for France. The Jacobins, who conrolled the Convention, set out to erase all traces of the older order. They seized lands of nobles and abloished titles of nobility.
  • During the Republic the Convention put Louis XVI on trail as a traitor to France. The king was convincted by a single vote and sentenced to death. He was beheaded in public when he was trying to speak.
  • In Occtober, Marie Antonette was also executed. The popular press celebrated her death.
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