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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...
  • Elevation Of Taxes For The Third Estate
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    THE FRENCH REVOLUTION The French Revolution was one of the greatest rebellions of the people against the government, but what were the issues that caused it to happen What possessed the citizens of France to rise up against such a powerful monarchy Long- term issues relating to the economy and social structure, the new philosophies in France, and the decreasing power of the king were the main reasons that this uprising precipitated. It is a common misconception that the French Revolution was an ...
  • Third Estate
    840 words
    The French Revolution lasted from 1789 to 1799. Although there were several factors that made the French Revolution possible, such as population growth, the expansion of the middle classes, and the rise of an informed public, there were three immediate causes of the Revolution. One was the diminished authority of the royal government. Another was the revolt by the nobility, who sensed a weakening monarchy. The third cause was the crop failure. The government of France was in a financial crisis. ...
  • Major Part By Enlightened Ideals
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    There are a number of profound reasons that caused the French Revolution. Prevailing reasons include social inequality, economic downfall, and the introduction of new ideals into society. This introduction of new, radical ideals is what is known to historians as the Enlightenment. Enlightenment ideals provided a major foundation of motivation for change in France. These ideals stimulated absolute monarchs to apply reason to statecraft, a search for useful reforms, as well as a philosophe-shaped ...
  • 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...
  • First Underlying Cause Of The French Revolution
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    Causes of the French Revolution On July 14, 1789, several starving working people of Paris and sixty soldiers seized control of the Bastille, forever changing the course of French history. The seizing of the Bastille wasn't caused by one event, but several underlying causes such as the Old Regime, the raising of taxes, the American revolution, and the idea and beliefs of the philosophes. The immediate causes of the revolution were the rising price of bread and the locking of the third estate out...
  • Third Estate Aware Of Its Oppression
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    By the 18th century the third estate became aware of their oppression through various sources. These sources include the Influence of philosophers and the Echoes of the American war of independence. Goodwin states, the aim of the French philosophers, of the eighteenth century, was to liberate mankind from the fitter of ignorance and from subservience of outmoded practices. D. Richard further illustrated that philosophers such as, Rousseau, Voltaire, Montesquieu and the encyclopedias have contrib...
  • Peasants In The Third Estate
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    The Old Regime was a period of time often considered by many to be representative of a crashed society. Under the Old Regime in France, the king was the absolute monarch. King Louis XIV had centralized power in the royal bureaucracy, the government departments that took care of his policies. King Louis' reign in France played a significant role in its history and economy. He was a king to all during the most important events of the time, but he was also a financial king to the rich because he cr...
  • French Revolution And The Estates General
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    There was a loud "thunk" as the blade hit the wood block, silence and then a cheer rose up from the crowd as yet another nobleman's head rolled. The French Revolution was one of the bloodiest revolutions in history, it was responsible for taking the lives of thousands of Frenchmen. But what was the cause of this carnage As former Vice President Hubert Humphrey said, "History teaches us that the great revolutions aren't started by people who are utterly down and out, without hope and vision. They...
  • Distribution Of Estate
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    With the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful, the Bestower of Mercy LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF I, , born on, currently residing at, being of sound mind and memory do hereby revoke any and all former Wills, Testament and Codicils and declare this to be my Last Will and Testament. PREAMBLE I bear witness that there is no deity but Allah, the One, the Merciful, the Almighty- Creator of the heavens and the earth and all therein-God of Abraham, Moses, Jesus, Muhammad, and all the Prophets, mercy and pea...
  • Paul And Hamlet's Lives The French Revolution
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    The French Revolution was a time of great significance to France. It officially lasted from 1789 to 1795. Long before then, however, problems had been building up in France. The most significant cause was the oppression of the lower class. They rebelled against the higher classes. This oppression was caused by several different factors. Before the Revolution, France was divided into three states. The first estate was made of clergy and numbered only 100,000. The second estate was the nobility an...
  • Second And Third Estate
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    During the late 1700's, France followed in America's footsteps to their own revolution. The French were very unhappy with their current status, jobs, and living conditions. They saw what America did to get liberty, and how successful they were. Many of them also read the writings of the philosophers and thought that change was necessary. During this time, France was the most powerful country in Europe. The main problems that led to the French Revolution were severe debt, competition between soci...
  • Third Estate
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    When people choose to revolt against their leaders, there are always many different factors at hand to lead up to such an upheaval. One reason for revolution that seems always present is an unfair or incapable ruler in office. One who ignores a growing financial crisis, listens only to the needs of the upper class, spends money foolishly, etc. In the three revolutions I shall be comparing (the Yugoslavian revolution, the French revolution, and the Russian revolution) there was a cruel, unfit, or...
  • 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...
  • 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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