10.2 SQ 7.docx - Vocabulary The following words are introduced or reinforced in this lesson Reference the unit vocabulary tracker for more information

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Vocabulary The following words are introduced or reinforced in this lesson. Reference the unit vocabulary tracker for more information. Click here for the New Visions Global History glossary. Word/Phrase (part of speech) Definition estates system (n.) social system in France before the French Revolution divided people in the first, second, and third estates; the inequality in the estate system was one of the causes of the French Revolution hierarchy (n.) a system for ranking groups of people clergy (n.) people who work for a church; In the Catholic Church these include the Pope, bishops, and priests nobility (n.) a class of people that are usually wealthy and own land commoner (n.) a lower class person absolute monarchy (n.) system of government where one person has absolute control debt (n.) something owed to another person extravagant (v.) spending too much; spending in a foolish or careless way objective: What were the social, economic, and political issues that led to the French Revolution? Describe the social, economic, and political issues that led to the French Revolution. Introduction: What issues in society might cause people revolt against their government? Directions: Using the chart below, brainstorm reasons why people revolt against their government. Issue in Society Why might this issue cause someone to revolt against their government? Example: Not enough affordable food This problem might lead someone to revolt against their government because not having enough affordable food could lead to death and starvation. Racial Discrimination If someone feels that they aren’t treated equally by society, it might lead them to revolt against the government. Water crisis If the people in a society have a lack of drinking water due to their government, it would create a large issue that would most
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likely result in the people revolting against the government. Gender roles If the women in a society realize that they have fewer rights than the men in that society, based on the laws on jobs set by the government, it would upset them. They would want a change in the government causing a revolt against it. Social Class If people in a society are set in a lower class and are unable to rise up in class based on the rules set by the government, they might want to overthrow the political leaders in order to change that. Of the issues you listed above, which issue do you think our society still faces today? Gender Roles Identify Social, Economic, and Political issues in Pre-Revolutionary France Directions: As you read each section, identify the issues facing France and describe how these issues could lead to a revolution in France. UNIT 10.2 | Enlightenment, Revolution, and Nationalism | SQ 7. What were the social, economic, and political issues that led to the French Revolution?
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Social Issues: The Three Estates The estates system was the class structure or hierarchy in France before the French Revolution. The same groups that held power during the Middle Ages still had control after the Middle Ages ended.
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