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Costumes of the Council of Five Hundred

  • Costumes of the Council of Five Hundred

Annotation

In this bicameral legislature, the smaller of the two councils (the Elders with 250 members) had to pass all the legislation, while the Five Hundred could initiate legislation. The revolutionaries decided on the division of authority. The directors functioned as the executive branch, in order to make less possible the consolidation of power, as in the Terror.

Jaques St. Sauveur and Labrousse, Costumes of the Council of Five Hundred, 1795, Museé de la Révolution Française, Vizille.

Translation

Title (French)
Conseil des Cinq Cents

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Museum of the French Revolution 85.419-1. All Rights Reserved.

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Costumes of the Council of Five Hundred in World History Commons,