Jacobins and Girondins

For this weeks Virtual Period our Hisotry teacher gave us this assignment:

Find a picture that best represents the Girondins and one that best represents the Jacobins. Give the characteristics of each group at the beginning of the French Revolution. The due date is June, 9th. 


  • Formed in Paris
  • Left-wing revolutionary politics
  • They were relatively moderate in their demands, but they soon became more extreme
  • Supported Louis XVI execution
  • Jacobins clubs were later organized in provinces too and served as debating societies
  • Allies to the sans-culottes, popular work force of working-class Parisians
  • Supported the rights of property, presented a much more middle-class position


  • They came from the South of France
  • Supported the rights of provinces to influence the revolutionary movement
  • Encouraged negotiation with Louis XVI
  • Campaigned for the end of the monarchy
  • The Girondin leader was Jacques-Pierre Brissot

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