French Revolution DBQ - WORLD HISTORY Document-Based Question The Causes of the French Revolution Essential Question What were the two most important

French Revolution DBQ - WORLD HISTORY Document-Based...

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WORLD HISTORY Document-Based QuestionThe Causes of the French RevolutionEssential Question:What were the two most important causes of the French Revolution? Explain how these causes led to the French Revolution. Examine each document carefully, and answer the questions that follow. Then write a 4-5 paragraph essay in response to the Essential Question. Be sure to use historical background information from class as well as at least 3 of the following documents in your essay. PART A –Examine each document and answer the questions that follow.Document 1This excerpt is adapted from Travels in Franceby Arthur Young, who traveled through France from 1787 to 1789. (Time: During the French Revolution) 1. List three observations this traveler made about the life of the peasant in France between 1787 and 1789.1.People are being over taxed (third estate) 2.Poor children are terribly ragged and not taken care of. 3.Lack of food (third estate) 4.Injustice in levying taxes 5.3rd Estate pays too much money for land Page 1 of 8

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