What happened in France after the fall of the Jacobin Government?

After the fall of the Jacobin Government the new Constitution entrusted the executive power to a board of 5 members called the Directory.

Legislative authority was vested in 2 legislative councils elected by the propertied sections of French society.

There were constant clashes between the Directory and legislative councils resulting in political instability.


The Directors lacked popular support and could maintain their position only with the help of the army.

Political instability and dependence on the army culminated in the rise of military dictator Napoleon Bonaparte.