Presentation on theme: "Liberty, Equality, Fraternity! The French Revolution Brings Change and Blood."— Presentation transcript:
Liberty, Equality, Fraternity! The French Revolution Brings Change and Blood
Louis & Marie Try to Escape June 1791, Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette leave Paris. Headed to Austria They are discovered and returned to Paris.
The Legislative Assembly September 1791, the National Assembly becomes the Legislative Assembly. This branch had the power to create laws and declare war. This limits King Louis’ power.
The Legislative Assembly Declares War Austria and Prussia tell France to put Louis back in power. The Legislative Assembly declares war on Austria and Prussia. Why is this a problem? Prussian troops march towards Paris.
Les Tuileries 20,000 Parisian citizens invade the royal palace, killing guards and capturing the Royal Family and put them in jail.
More Rumors Rumors spread, and citizens fear that Louis will be put back in power. The Legislative Assembly creates ANOTHER new government: The National Convention.
The National Convention The National Convention takes power on September 21, 1792. They abolish the monarchy. Next, they declare France a Republic and give adult male citizens the right to vote.
Death to the King! The National Convention is run by members of the Jacobins. The Jacobins are a radical group. (BIG change) King Louis XVI is put on trial for treason. (crimes against France) King Louis is sent to the guillotine on January 21, 1793.