Cordeliers Club

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The Cordeliers Club was a political movement in revolutionary France that was formed in April 1790. Even more radical than the Jacobins it garnered considerable support from the Parisien sans-culottes. They supported direct democracy and the right of insurrection if a government acted against popular wish. Many of these rights that they supported came directly from the United States Constitution, as did many ideas that were paraded during the early stages of the French Revolution. Notable members include Georges Danton, Camille Desmoulins, Jacques-Rene Hebert and Jean-Paul Marat.