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Factors leading to the French Revolution.

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The French Revolution The french Revolution began in 1789 and ended 1799 and was also called ' Great French Revolution'. A revolution is a great change over a short period of time. The reasons of the revolution were building up over many years. One cause of the revolution in the early revolutionaries in France were influenced by the American Revolution just before the french Revolution. Louis XVI, his ministers, and the widespread French nobility had become immensely unpopular in France. During the revolution their were major changes in the power and the polital system. The first year of the revolution began with the third Estate preclaiming the Tennis Court Oath in June and then the assult on the Bastille in July, also in August the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen and then they marched on Versailles which then forced the royal court back to paris in October. The first and second estate people are france have advandage and third estate people didn't. ...read more.


He also said that the power to make laws were in peoples hand and this was a pamplet, banned by the french goverment in 1775 by Jean Jacques Rousseau. Yearly Livres compared Archbishop of Paris 50,000 Livres Marquis de Mainvillette 20,000 Livres Prince de Conti 14,000 Livres A Paris Parish Priest 10,000 Livres A typical villiage priest 750 Livres A Master Carpenter 200 Livres (In the 1780 4 Livres =�1) In France the estates were a big problem but in end of the 1700s france experienced more problems with money, bad harvest, and national assemblie. The first Cause was about the econmics, by 1787 the french goverment were bankrupt. They were 4000 million livres in debt. They were in this debt because france spent a lot of money on costly wars but had nothing to show it. Most people blamed the king and queen but mostly Queen Marie because she spent to much on luxuries things rather than the country and was interferring how the country was to be run and there were rumours that she had lots of lovers.. ...read more.


So the third estate called themselves the National Assembly and they represented 96% of the population and they felt that they were the true parliament and they wanted to show to govern france. On June 20th the members of the assemblies met at the royal tennis court and pledged an oath to the tennis court not to leave until the king agrees to there demands. The king gave away the first and second estate become part of the National Assembly. Another problem was that bread was in short supply that the poor people started to rioted in paris to be fed. They felt that the king took to much tax of them so the king should provide them with bread in return. In july 14th the storm of Bastille. The feudalism was abolished.Then this document set free about freedom which the french people said they were entitled to was that men are born and remain free and equal in rights.The king was forced to agree in this although that he was no intentions to support it. Then after that for the next few years tension dominated between various libiral assemblies. A rubublic was proclaimed in September in 1792 .King Louis XVI was excuted the next year. ...read more.

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