Vocab Corner: The Thermidorian Reaction was a revolt by moderate French republicans (supporters of the French Republic) against the more radical Jacobins that had up to that point been the drivers of the French Revolution).
Following the fall of the Robespierres in the July 1794 Thermidorian Reaction, Bonaparte was put under house arrest at Nice for his association with the brothers.[note 5] He was released within two weeks and due to his technical skills was asked to draw-up plans to attack Italian positions in the context of France's war with Austria. He also took part in an expedition to take back Corsica from the British, but the French were repulsed by the Royal Navy.
On 9 Thermidor, Year 2 (July 27, 1794), Robespierre was shouted down during a speech shortly after which he was executed by means of the notorious guillotine, thus beginning the reactionary phase of the French Rev., properly named the Thermidorian Reaction.
Le Directoire - Le Conseil des 500. After the Thermidorian Reaction, an executive council known as the Directory assumed control of the French state in 1795. The rule of the Directory was characterized by suspended elections, debt repudiations, financial instability, persecutions against the Catholic clergy, and significant military conquests abroad.
Ornate carriages reappeared on the streets of Paris the day after the execution (28 July 1794) of Maximilien Robespierre, which brought an end to the Jacobin-era Committee of Public Safety and signaled the commencement of the Thermidorian Reaction. There were masters and servants once more in Paris, and the city erupted in a furor of pleasure-seeking and entertainment. Theaters thrived, and popular music satirized the excesses of the Revolution
Lady Gaga my ass... In the aftermath of the French Revolution ornate carriages reappeared on the streets of Paris the day after the execution (28 July 1794) of Maximilien Robespierre, which brought an end to the Reign of Terror and signalled the commencement of the Thermidorian Reaction.