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Revolution 1789 and beyond 10305 To begin we must try to get the sequence of events straight Phase 1-The Euphoric Moment May - October 1789 Phase 2-Trying to make constitutional monarchy work Constitutional monarchy is the Kings rule with the will of the people Phase 3-Towards the republic one and indivisible 1791- 1793 Phase 4-The Terror from onset to burnout 1793-95 What was the peoples will What is the aim of a constitutional government Is it to empower the people create law and order or a way of raising taxes for the national good PHASE 1- The Euphoric Moment May - October 1789 Nobody actually thought of the political or practical ramifications of a revolution yet PHASE 2- Trying to make constitutional monarchy work Louis XV1 had no experience with being a constitutional monarchy it was no surprise he didnt know how to carry out the will of the people Louis XVI gave his grudging approval of constitutional monarchy in 1790 but he showed little interest in following through with his promise Monarchies are ordained so by God questioning his ruling status or his right to rule let alone carry out the will of his people were entirely unfamiliar to the King Louis XVI secretly devised a plan to flee from Paris to a safer place over the border in Western Germany It seemed to him there was no hope for the monarchy In June 1791 Louis his wife Marie- Antoinette and his children disguised themselves as paupers and vanished from the royal palace This entourage made it as far as Varennes a small town north of Paris but were captured by soldiers of the National Guard and brought back to Paris A prisoner of his own subjects Phase 3- Towards a republic one and indivisible 1791- 1793 In 1792 the National Assembly declared war on the enemies of the new regime Jacobin Club Politicians who met
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