Ramiro D.Corral G.Sydney LyttonMs. HashAp Euro Chapter 20●Three main causes of French Revolution○Enlightenment ideas: ■After French armies went to help the Americans during the French Revolution, when the French came back they brought with them many ideas of revolution ○Economic:■By the 1780s 50% of France's any budget went for interest payments on the debt. Another 25% went to maintain the military. 6% goes to the king and his court at Versailles. high taxes.■Heavy Debt. Peasants starving to death.○Didn't like the king and queen:■Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette (people didn't like Marie Antoinette because she wasn't French ●The Old Regime:●Estates General: a legislative body pre revolutionary In France made up of representatives of each of the three classes , or estates; it was called into session in 1789 for the first time since 1614.●In 1787 Louis XV’s minister of finance wanted to impose a tax on all landed property as well as to form provincial assemblies to help administer the tax. ○When the estates general was called the king closed the door to the Third estate. ●The Oath of the Tennis Court○After the third states weren't allowed to vote when the Estates General was called, the third estate went to a large indoor tennis court. On June 17 they called themselves the National Assembly.■The National Assembly created a constitutional monarchy and passed major reforms ■Abolishes nobility ■Broaden women's rights; divorce and hold property●Mary Wollstonecraft:A Vindication of the Rights of Women- Equal rights for women ●Olympe de Gouges: Declaration of the Rights of Women- End oppression of women■Provinces were replaced with 83 departments of equal size.■Promoted economic freedom■And reorganization of the Catholic Church○Abbé de Sieyès: a.k.a Joseph Sieyès,wrote a pamphlet where he defended the third estate! “What is the third Estate? The third estate is everything”●The Storming Of the Bastille ○In 1788 the third class was experiencing tough times; food prices roared and there wasn't enough food for everyone.