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WORLD HISTORY 5.06 ASSIGNMENT ALEXIS DITTERLINE
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THE FRENCH REVOLUTION
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CAUSES OF THE FRENCH REVOLUTION Enlightenment During this time, many had come up with the idea of equality and freedom, ideals that were used against the church and monarchy. These ideas caused people to demand for more rights. These ideas also caused most to change their ideas on government. The Ancien Régime During this time, the Ancien Régime was how poor people lived, kept down by the monarchy, aristocracy, and clergy. There was an enormous gap between the wealthy few and the rest of French society. The increasing taxes, all so the monarch King Louis XVI could support his many wars and luxurious lifestyle of the nobles, enraged the poor. By the late 1780s, the poor had become desperate and had enough of the current regime that they started to protest. The American Revolution During this time, the funds they had given to the Americans for their revolution had drained the French treasury.
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