2.2 The National Convention and the Committee of Public Safety
The beginning of the French Revolution meant an end to the Old Regime.The monarchy was suspended and France needed a new constitution. A date was set for an election of delegates to the National Convention. These new delegates would draw up a new constitution. France was facing a complete change of government! The National Convention held its first meeting in September 1792. Delegates were elected to this convention by the universal manhood suffrage; this meant that every adult male could vote for the delegates, but only 7.5% of the male population voted.. The National Convention were divided into three main groups, the Girondins, Jacobins, and the delegates who had no definite views.
Objectives: 1. Examine the destabilizing effects of Revolution in France.