Radical Days of the Revolution French Revolution Packet pg. 11 Key Terms/People/Places: • Suffrage- the right to vote, wanted it to be extended to all male citizens not just property owners. • Robespierre- “The Incorruptible,” shrewd lawyer & politician. Led the Committee of Public Safety and was the “Architect” behind the Reign of Terror. • Reign of Terror- Led by Robespierre. Lasted almost 1 year. 300,000 people were arrested and 17,000 executed for treason. • Guillotine- a device used during the French Rev. for beheading people. • Napoleon- General of Army. Had a string of military successes. Seized power in a coup. • Nationalism- strong feeling of pride in and devotion to one’s country- spread throughout France thanks to military successes. • Marseilles- port city. Song was created after this city (troops sang “La Marseilles”= later becomes France’s national anthem. What occurred after Radicals took control of the Assembly? They called for a new legislative body, extended the right to vote to all male citizens, abolished the monarchy, established a republic, and executed the king and queen. Why did Robespierre think the Terror was necessary to achieve the goals of the revolution? He believed terror was necessary to deal with the enemies of the revolution. What changes occurred after the Reign of Terror came to an end? Moderates created the Constitution of 1795, which set up a 5 man Directory and a 2 house legislature. What changes occurred in France because of the French Revolution? The monarchy was overthrown, the old social order was gone, and the state controlled the church.