In the last Social Sciences' lesson, on Friday, Paqui gave us some homework to search about the Political groups in the French Revolution on the Internet, today in class she has explained about them. Now I'm going to summarize her explanation:
-First Paqui has spoken about the Feuillants: they were monarchists. They defended the king and a constitutional monarchy. They sat on the right of the Legislative Assembly. Outstanding members: Lafayette.
- GIRONDISTS: many of their deputies came from the Gironde region, they were the representatives of the big burgeoisie and they defended freedom over other rights. They wanted to expand the revolution outside France. Outstanding members: Brissot, Verginaud...
- JACOBINS: at the begginnig the Jacobin club hosted the meetings of representatives of all trends, but after the king's treason only the most radical members stayed there. They defended the equality over other rights, a centralized State and the consolidation of the Revolution in France. The most radical representatives were called Montagnards, because they sat at the left top on the Assembly. Outstanding members: Robespierre, Danton...
Danton and Robespierre
- CORDELIERS: their name comes from the place they met (Franciscans' convent). They were republicans from the begginning and they wanted universal suffrage and represented the interests of the humble people. That's why they received the support of the Sans-culottes. They demanded extreme decisions to make the revolution go on. Outstanding members: Marat
-And to finish I'm going to say all the new words that we have learned today:
- Feuillant monks: Monjes Bernardos
- Gironde: La Gironda
- Host: Albergar/huésped
- Humble: Humilde
- Jacobin: Jacobino
- Politicize: Politizar
- Whence: De donde