The Rise of Political Movements and Republicanism: 1789-1792 (The Jacobin…
The discontent of urban workers was harnessed by popular societies to demonstrate the need for a Republic that served the interests of the masses
There was a group of moderate politicians who were becoming increasingly influential in the Assembly at the time, with the intention to heal the divisions between the aristocracy and the bourgeoisie. They feared the extremism of the new clubs and the emergence of an organised working class movement. However, there was no way of knowing if the King was willing to negotiate with the moderates.
The Legislative Assembly replaced the Constituent Assembly on the 30th September 1791, after the Constitution was accepted by the King on the 13th of September. Suspicion and hatred among the deputies replaced the ambience of hope and optimism that had characterised the reformist period before, due to the fear of counter revolutionary plots, suspicion of the King's commitment after the Flight to Varennes and also his reluctance to accept measures he disliked.