Encyclopedia of the Age of Political Revolutions and New by Gregory Fremont-Barnes

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May 20: Parliament passes the Administration of Justice Act, the Massachusetts Government Act, and the Quebec Act (all part of the series of measures known as the Intolerable Acts or Coercive Acts) to strengthen British control over the American colonies. June 1: Boston Port Act becomes effective. June 2: Parliament passes the Quartering Act to allow the billeting of British soldiers in the homes of American colonists. September 5: Delegations from the American colonies convene the First Continental Congress in Philadelphia.

August 10–12: The king, queen, and their infant son are imprisoned in the Temple. September 2–6: During the September Massacres, a Paris mob murders 1,200 people, including common criminals and political prisoners. September 21: First session of the Convention abolishes the monarchy and proclaims France a republic. September 22: Revolutionary calendar comes into force, and Year I is proclaimed. October 10: Jean-Pierre Brissot is expelled from the Jacobin Club; the titles citoyen and citoyenne officially replace monsieur and madame.

October 5: Revolutionary calendar is introduced into France. October 16: Marie Antoinette is condemned to death and guillotined. October 24–30: Trial of Brissot and 20 other deputies. October 31: Execution of the Girondins. Chronology 1794 1795 1796 1797 1798 1799 1801 1802 February 4: Convention abolishes slavery in the French colonies. 15 February: Red, white, and blue tricolor is adopted as French national flag. 13 March: The Hébertistes, the radical political faction led by Jacques Hébert, who had clashed with Robespierre, are arrested.

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