French RevolutionEnlightment ideas about religion & society shaped the         policies of the French Revolution
French Revolution        Scientific   New thinking             Lead to        American &        Revolution   encouraged   ...
French Revolution                           Monarchy: Louis XVI and Marie Antoinett                              Put count...
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French revolution

  1. 1. French RevolutionEnlightment ideas about religion & society shaped the policies of the French Revolution
  2. 2. French Revolution Scientific New thinking Lead to American & Revolution encouraged French Revolution The 3 Estates in France 1st Estate = clergy = wealthy/no taxes = privil 2nd Estate = nobles = wealthy/few taxes = pri 3rd Estate = everybody else Bourgeoisie/middle class = some wealth/high Bankers Merchants Professionals Business owners Farmers and peasantsEnlightment ideas about religion & society shaped the policies of the French Revolution
  3. 3. French Revolution Monarchy: Louis XVI and Marie Antoinett Put country in debt Supporting American Revolution Personal luxuries Louis XVI : Weak leader Couldn’t control country’s spending Couldn’t control wife’s spending RESULTS of the Enlightment’s impacts on the Revolution -Constitutional monarchy --Liberal government --Division of powers amongst the clergy, nobility and representatives of the cities to replace the old regime.Enlightment ideas about religion & society shaped the policies of the French Revolution

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