Thermidorians- Ending the Terror

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Who were the Thermidorians?
Individuals and groups who helped to overthrow Robespierre. Mixed group- members of the CPS and CGS, ex-terrorists and deputies from the Plain.
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What did the Convention do to end the Terror?
Abolished the Revolutionary Tribunal. Released all suspects from prison. Repealed the Law of Prairial
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What did they do regarding the CPS and CGS?
25% of the two committees had to be changed each month. Sixteen committees from the Convention took over.
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What was the CPS's new role?
Running the war and diplomacy
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What happened to the power around the country?
Commune was abolished. Power in local government passed to the moderates and property owners (in control before June 1793)
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When did the Convention decide it would no longer play clerical salaries?
September 1794. Resulted in the separation of Church and State
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What did the Separation of Church and State mean?
Refractory and constitutional priests, Protestants and Jews would be in free competition for support. Significant: first time in European country that the State had claimed neutral towards religious matters
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When did the government restore freedom of worship for all religions?
21st February 1795
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