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6. Using the text above, identify five powers held by King Louis XVI and describe why these powers may lead theFrench people to revolt against their government.Powers Held By Louis XVIHow might this power lead some French people to revoltagainst their government?
UNIT 10.2 | Enlightenment, Revolution, and Nationalism |SQ 7. What were the social, economic, and political issues that led to theFrench Revolution?
Economic Issues:Debt and Rising CostsDebtis when money is owed to someone else. When a country is in debt, it means that they have to pay the money backto whomever it is owed leaving less money for the country to pay for other things.Palace of VersaillesThe Palace of Versailles was a royal château [castle] in Versailles and was the center of political power in France from1682 until 1789. Louis XVI and his wife Marie Antoinette lived in the palace before the French Revolution. They wereknown for throwing lavish parties.The Queen Marie Antoinette’sChamberImageis courtesy of Wikimedia Commons and is public domain.The Hall of Mirrors at the Palace of VersaillesImageis courtesy of Wikimedia Commons and is public domain.France’s government was in enormousdebt. King Louis XIV (1638-1715), Louis XV (1710-1774), and Louis XVI (1754-1793) added to the debt, borrowing money to finance the following:DateEvent that Increased the French Debt1678-1789Building of, additions to, and upkeep of the Palace of Versailles1756-1763Seven Years’ War: Fought against their rivals at the time, Great Britain, and several other Europeanpowers in Europe and North America.1775-1783American Revolution: France lended 1.3 billion livres, soldiers, and ships to the American colonists intheir fight against the British.1678-1789Extravagantlifestyles of Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette7. What did the kings of France spend money on that put the country into debt?
8. Which of these cost seem justified? Which costs seem unjustified?
UNIT 10.2 | Enlightenment, Revolution, and Nationalism |SQ 7. What were the social, economic, and political issues that led to theFrench Revolution?

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History, Government, French Revolution, Louis XVI of France

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