Chapter20thingstoknowApeuro - Ramiro D.Corral G Sydney Lytton Ms Hash Ap Euro Chapter 20 Three main causes of French Revolution Enlightenment ideas

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Ramiro D.Corral G. Sydney Lytton Ms. Hash Ap 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.

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