National Convention

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National Convention

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1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a convention held every four years by each major US political party to choose its presidential candidate
2. (Historical Terms) French history the longest-lasting of the revolutionary assemblies, lasting from Sept 1792 to Oct 1795, when it was replaced by the Directory
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In 1792, the French National Convention voted to abolish the monarchy.
11) He joined the French army, was eventually promoted to Captain, and served as one of six elected representatives from Saint-Domnique to the French National Convention in 1793.
He was chosen a delegate to the French National Convention and appointed, despite his inability to speak French, to the Committee of Nine to frame a new French Constitution.