The Feuillants and the Constitution of 1791

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1. How was the army affected by the growing number of emigres leaving France?

  • Discipline was beginning to collapse as almost half the officers deserted the army.
  • Discipline was improving as the Assembly planned for war on Eastern Prussia and parts of Austria.
  • Over a third of a million men joined the army to defend France from the Prussians
  • Two of the most influential leaders left France and leaked the army tactics to the Austrian military.
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2. What was the main job of the Feuillants?

  • To protect the King and to prevent a Republic
  • To finalise the proposals of the Constitution
  • To prevent the rise of the Jacobins and other extreme groups
  • To form a political union of Republicans

3. What was the King's attitude towards the Constitution of 1791?

  • He supported every part of it besides the exclusion of the religious reforms
  • He remained undecided until the last minute
  • He fully supported it
  • He rejected all of it except the financial and legal reforms

4. What didn't the Feuillants get credit for?

  • Helping to strengthen the National Guard and Assembly
  • Helping to establish a constitutional monarchy
  • Helping to condemn the ideas of the Jacobins
  • Helping to spread the idea of Republicanism

5. What did the Feuillants exclude from the Constitution?

  • The Civil Constitution of the Clergy
  • The Local Government Reforms
  • The Reform of the Legal System
  • The Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen


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