The real part 2 my French Rev comic strip. By Nick B. For Socials 9.
In August, 1790, the Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen!
It set out the basic human rights, just like the Declaration of Independence. It stated that all people get freedom of thought, speech, religion, security and property. It also put restrictions on how much power the government could have at any given time.
Unfortuanately, two main revolutionary split. The Radicals, AKA the Jacobins. And the Moderates, AKA the Girondists. The Jacobins wanted a republic while the Girandists wanted a constitutional monarchy. The Jacobins were mainly made up of lower class while the Girondists were made up of mostly middle class.
Let's go. LET'S FIGHT.
I don't want any violence broski!
Jacobin Vs Girondists
The Sans-Culottes were extremely poor people who supported the radicals mainly and wanted fair rights to the poorest of people, such as bread. They were lead by Jean-Paul Marat, AKA Marat.
I DECLARE THAT WE KILL ALL GIRONDIST LEADERS BY GUILLOTINE BECAUSE I CAN.
LOL. God I'm awesome.
The 3 main leaders of the Radicals were Jacques Danton, Marat and Maximilien Robespierre.
Danton & Robespierre
Jean-Paul Marat was murdered by Charlotte Corday, a Girondist, while he was taking a bath. Her hope was to stop the killing of innocent people, which it did quite the opposite after she was executed via guillotine.
Soon after, France declared war against Austria where all the aristocrats went to try and convince Austria to invade France to restore the old government. France lost the first battles but their spirit was never lost. They finally won their first battle against Prussia in Valmy.
France Vs Prussia
France = 1 Prussia = 0
The newly elected, National Convention chose to set the king on trial for his crimes, especially to abandon his country with Marie Antoinette. January 21, 1793, he was decidely guilty and was executed by guillotine. His now-widow was tried October that same year and was also found guilty. And once again was executed by guillotine.