French Revolution-1.docx - What You Learned French Revolution 1 List and describe the long-term causes of the French Revolution The long term causes of

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What You Learned: French Revolution 1. List and describe the long-term causes of the French Revolution. The long term causes of the French Revolution were population growth that lead to very little food, increase in prices for food, and a lot of people unemployed. 2. Why were Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette so unpopular? They were both blamed for France's economic situations. The real cause of France's economic problems was the money that had been spent on wars including the American Revolutionary War. 3. List and describe the Three Estates. France under the Ancien Regime divided society into three estates; Clergy, nobility, and commoners. 4. What was the immediate cause of the French Revolution? A rioting mob attacked the Bastille prison in order to get weapons. In the process they freed many of the political prisoners. This turned out to be the immediate cause of the outbreak of the French Revolution. 5. What was the Estates General? What was the difference between voting by “head” versus voting by “estate?”

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