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  • The French Revolution Third Estate
    452 words
    The French Revolution had many causes. According to the historian, French people revolted because they were, "intelligent, free, and prosperous to be critical of the existing conditions". In other words, this historian is saying that the people of France knew what was going on in their country. I agree with this historian and this quote. There were conditions that existed in France the people were aware of. The ideas of the Enlightenment, social classes, and tax system contributed to the French ...
  • Third Estate Power
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    THE CAUSES OF THE FRENCH REVOLUTION There is no doubt that the French Revolution has had a profound effect on the world. The cause or causes of it have been greatly disputed. Clearly the Revolution's primary cause was the presence of a weak monarchy and a lack of a stable system of government. France's absolute monarchy had many changes toward the end of the eighteenth century. Louis XIV, in his attempts to centralize his authority and also lessen the power of the aristocrats, had planned out an...
  • Estates General The Third Estate
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    The Estates General The first phase of the French Revolution The Estates General was split up into three estates or social classes. This system divided 25 million people into these estates very disproportionately. The first estate contained only one hundred thousand people, which was only a fraction of a percentage of the population. These people were referred to as the "clergy". These people were part of the church. They weren't even taxed really. They only had to give some sort of a gift to th...
  • The Tennis Court Oath
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    The Tennis Court Oath was the event in which the underprivileged class of France finally decided to stand up for their rights. There were many events leading up to the oath which certainly restricted the Third Estate. The Third Estate had been abused so much that they wanted to take action. They wanted their own constitution that would secure their rights and privileges. It was this oath combined with a few other events such as the Storming on the Bastille that started the French Revolution. The...
  • Nobles And The Third Estate
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    The French Revolution caused some very positive ramification to the society in France and other parts of Europe. Some people believe that the French revolution did more harm than good for society. France followed in America's footsteps towards their own revolution. A major shift power would be seen within the short time period of 1789-1799, and with it a large advancement away from the absolutist government of France. During the late 1700's France was the most powerful estate in the world. The e...
  • 50 Of The Most Powerful Receivers General
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    The causes of tensions and conflicts generated in the old regime that contributed to the outbreak of revolution The composition of society was a major contributing factor to the tensions and conflicts generated under the old regime. Society was divided into Three Estates, the first Estate comprised of the clergy (1%), the nobility, and rest of the population was classified as the Third Estate. Not only was the Third Estate heterogeneous, comprising of the bourgeoise (lawyers, doctors, intellectu...
  • Bush's Tax Relief Plan
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    President George W. Bush's Tax Relief Plan, how much of a gamble is it Some of the dynamics of Pres. Bush's tax relief are as follows: Replacing the current tax rates with a simplified rate structure; Doubling the child tax credit to one thousand dollars per child and applying the credit to the Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT); Reducing the marriage penalty by reinstating the ten percent deduction for two-earner couples; Eliminating the death tax; Expanding the charitable deduction to non-itemizer'...
  • Their Estate And Gift Tax
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    An estate tax is a charge upon the decedent's estate, regardless of how it is disbursed. Taxes imposed upon death provide incentive to transfer assets before death. This is because under the current tax laws it is cheaper. Although it is a unified system because the gift tax is tax exclusive which means you do not have to pay a tax on the tax it is less costly then on an estate tax which is tax inclusive. The best strategy is to utilize a taxpayers annual exclusion which is currently $10,000 ind...
  • Political Structure Of The Old Regime
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    The preliminary stage of any revolutionary cycle is characterized by a rigid, unresponsive political structure referred to as the old regime. The government apparatus of such a regime is generally faced with financial difficulties and limitations, while a socio-economic class within society has reasons to be optimistic about the future. The political structure of the old regime does not provide opportunity for growth and may hinder the operations of this particular segment of society. Even if ec...
  • Constitutional Government Into The National Assembly
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    French Revolution Questions The Outbreak of the Revolution: 1) French society around 1789 was split into three groups of people or the Three Estates. The First Estate consisted of the clergy or the leaders of the church. The Second Estate were the nobles who were highly privileged. The Third and final estate consisted of peasants, city workers, and the middle class, all of which were taxes heavily and underprivileged. 2) The complains of the Third Estate were they were being taxed to heavily, th...
  • Repeal Of The Federal Estate Taxes
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    Estate Tax Repeal On June 9, 2000,279 members of the House of Representatives wholeheartedly supported the repeal of the federal estate taxes. 136 members voted against the repeal, most of them being Democrats who where in support of reform, not abolition. Estate taxes yield roughly $30 billion dollars a year for the United States Government, also Federal estate taxes affect only about 2 percent of estates, which represents at most the top 5th percentile of families in this country (NYT-Krugman-...
  • Third Estate In The National Assembly
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    What were the causes and the effects of the French Revolution? The major cause of the French Revolution was the disputes between the different types of social classes in French society. The French Revolution of 1789-1799 was one of the most important events in the history of the world. The Revolution led to many changes in France, which at the time of the Revolution, was the most powerful state in Europe. The Revolution led to the development of new political forces such as democracy and nationa...
  • Unfair Class And Ridiculous Tax System
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    French Revolution The actions of the late eighteenth century, which saw the overthrowing of the feudal system and a great change in power, was the cause of political, social and economical discontent. The French revolution was a collision between a powerful, rising bourgeoisie and an entrenched aristocracy defending its privileges and system of government. Discontent shown by the occupants of France was the result of a poor class structure, unreasonable tax system and the luxurious lifestyle liv...
  • National Assembly The King
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    The French Revolution The French Revolution was a turning point in France's history. The Revolution began when King Louis XVI called the Estates General to provide money for his bankrupt government. Between 1789 and 1799 many kings, queens, nobles, and clergyman lost their power and status in France. France's government changes drastically over the ten years the war was fought and it will never be the same. By the end of 1788, France was on the verge of bankruptcy. King Louis was a very indecisi...
  • Third Estate In The National Assembly
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    Revolutions are generally the result of political problems, economical problems, social reasons, or a combination of all these factors. The French Revolution of 1789-1799 was one of the most important events in the history of the world. It questioned the authority of kings, priests and nobles. The primary cause of the revolution was the dispute over the people's differing ideas of reform. It was essentially a revolution of all classes of society against the old system of government. France, a fe...
  • French Revolution
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    The French Revolution of 1789 had many long-range causes. Political, social, and economic conditions in France contributed to the discontent felt by many French people-especially those of the third estate. The ideas of the intellectuals of the Enlightenment brought new views to government and society. The American Revolution also influenced the coming of the French Revolution. The Philosophes planted the seeds for the French Revolution. Their goals were to expose and destroy the inequalities of ...
  • Third Estate
    517 words
    "Causes of the French Revolution" The French Revolution could have been foreseen, by the French nobles but I guess they didn't! I mean they had A poor economic situation and an unmanageable national debt, was a major sign they were on the brink of a revolution. Although the nobles were wealthy they should have seen the growing problem they had with the lower-class people that were not as wealthy and needed more money to survive. France still practiced feudalism in the 18th century. The nobles an...

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