French Revolution 10:27-29

French Revolution 10:27-29 - FrenchRevolution I.

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French Revolution I. French Rev (1789) Liberte, egalite, fraternite o Louis XIV finished feudalism  o Louis XVI (1754-1793) absolutism had failed, France was  fragmented and the CC was powerful Overspent on the US Rev against Britain Marie Antoinette was hated bc she represented the  aristocracy Responded to fears of debt and famine by proposing a  land reform that would raise money by taxing everyone  equally regardless of wealth o Causes of the Revolution Mercantilism failed to provide the bourgeois classes full  economic power, ppl got frustrated, educated ppl made a  fortune off the new world not enough agriculture to support new pop Bad harvests (1787-88) fears of starvation Proto-industrialization created new classes and class  interests, beginnings of mass production, lower classes  had to move to the city to find work Sans-cullotes—“w/o underwear” urban workers dressed  modern (unlike peasants) and envied the privileges of the  upperclasses. In the process of rising social status o New classes benefited from the slave trade and other  international trade o Estates General: 5 May 1789 king calls meeting Hadn’t met in 200 years Clergy, nobility, everyone else (French version of  parliament) o National Assembly 17 June 1789-1791 a new government 
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