History 5 Lecture 13 - History 5 Lecture 13 Introduction...

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History 5 Lecture 13 Introduction The End of the ancient regime The ancient regime—the totality of the early modern system, a hierarchical system, a social rigid system Proximate causes A financial crisis France was completely broke The government fired and hired many ministers Jacques Necker, lied that France was fine financially Nobility began to demand the government to take responsibility People began calling for the estates general and the king had no choice but to oblige Revolution Estates General Cahiers de doleances: notebooks of grievances What are we going to talk about? And how do we go about them? The King had each estate [clergy, nobles, commons] compose a list of grievances How did they go about making decisions? Traditionally, the estates general had three votes This tradition was one of the first grievances Emmanuel Joseph Sieyes argued that the third estate is the very heart of the estates general and most important
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