MWH Vocab

Radical Revolution


The guillotine was a device used to kill people and it was there to put people out fast so they didn't have to feel as much pain as they would if they were shot or they used an axe.

National Convention

The National Convention was a group of people consisting of Maximilien Robespierre, Georges Danton, sans-culottes, and Jacobins.

The group urged people to stand up for their rights. They removed power from the monarch. They wanted revenge on anyone not loyal to the cause of the revolution.

Maximilien Robespierre

He became the voice of the people, he wanted universal suffrage which is the right to vote for all adults. Maximilien also followed Rousseau's social contract.

Georges Danton

Georges Danton was the voice of the military sort of like how Robespierre was the voice of the people. Had the National Convention become the Committee of War


The Girondins were a group of people in the National Convention who wanted to keep the King alive.