Following the Reign of Terror, the people of France could no longer stand for the madness. Robespierre's terror finally came to an end when he was executed in July 28, 1794. The people finally had enough and rose up against the outrage. Also known as the Thermidorian Convention, Paul Barras, Jean Tallien, and Joesph Fouche lead the charge against the corrupt leader. The National Convention was subsequently succeeded by the Directory. The Thermidorian Reaction represented the end to an era of terror and fear. Essentially, it was a revolution within the original revolution.