15 French Revolution

15 French Revolution - French Revolution Causes and...

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French Revolution
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Causes and Attitudes • The Enlightenment • Anglophile feeling in France • The American Revolution • French system’s lack of change – Louis XVI clung to Absolutism – King’s response to the poor – Class resentment – Economic problems
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First Stage (1789-1793) • King desired new tax to stabilize economy Estates General (3 estates) – Not met for 150 years – Needed to meet – Certified by Parlement (high court) – Election in early 1789 • Finally met in Spring 1789 –3 rd Estate walked out
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First Stage • National Assembly (1789-1793) –3 rd estate met in indoor tennis court – Resolved to stay in session until constitution could be written – King couldn't get money – King instructed 1 st and 2 nd estates to meet with National Assembly –3 rd estate doubled their numbers –1 st and 2 nd sat on right, 3 rd sat on left – Formed municipal government
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First Stage • Events at Bastille –July 14, 1789 –Municipal government trying to get arms • Revolts in the countryside
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This note was uploaded on 03/20/2012 for the course MFG 202 taught by Professor Davis,d during the Winter '08 term at BYU.

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