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Causes of French Revolution
French Society and the Revolution <ul><li>Primary cause was Social inequality  </li></ul><ul><li>Feudalism </li></ul><ul><...
Enlightenment <ul><li>The Bourgeoisie (middle-class) and Aristocrats where drawn to the political ideas of the enlightenme...
Immediate cause of Revolution <ul><li>Near collapse of government finances </li></ul><ul><li>A series of economic crisis f...
Estates General <ul><li>Made of representatives from each estate or class in French society  </li></ul><ul><li>Third estat...
National Assembly (Third Estate) <ul><li>Plead to draft a constitution (Tennis court oath) </li></ul><ul><li>Commoners sto...
Constitution of 1791 <ul><li>Limited monarchy </li></ul><ul><li>Assembly with powers to make laws </li></ul><ul><li>Only m...
<ul><li>King tried to escape but was caught and returned to Paris </li></ul><ul><li>Other European Monarchs threatened to ...
Move to Radicalism <ul><li>Defeat during war and economic hard times continued a mob to attack the royal palace and the as...
Power Shift <ul><li>Commune seeks revenge and arrest and massacre thousands </li></ul><ul><li>The National Convention meet...
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  1. 2. Causes of French Revolution
  2. 3. French Society and the Revolution <ul><li>Primary cause was Social inequality </li></ul><ul><li>Feudalism </li></ul><ul><li>French society divide into three orders or estates </li></ul><ul><li>First estates is Clergy </li></ul><ul><li>Second estate is Nobility </li></ul><ul><li>Third estate is Commoners </li></ul>
  3. 4. Enlightenment <ul><li>The Bourgeoisie (middle-class) and Aristocrats where drawn to the political ideas of the enlightenment </li></ul><ul><li>This would lead to drastic action against the monarchy </li></ul>
  4. 5. Immediate cause of Revolution <ul><li>Near collapse of government finances </li></ul><ul><li>A series of economic crisis for over 50 years </li></ul><ul><li>Number of poor reached 1/3 of population </li></ul><ul><li>Despite all of this King Louis XVI continued to spend lavishly on wars and luxuries </li></ul>
  5. 6. Estates General <ul><li>Made of representatives from each estate or class in French society </li></ul><ul><li>Third estate wanted to form a constitutional government that would abolish tax exemption of first and second estates. </li></ul><ul><li>Tennis court oath </li></ul>
  6. 7. National Assembly (Third Estate) <ul><li>Plead to draft a constitution (Tennis court oath) </li></ul><ul><li>Commoners storm the Bastille </li></ul><ul><li>King’s authority collapsed </li></ul><ul><li>Revolution had begun </li></ul>
  7. 8. Constitution of 1791 <ul><li>Limited monarchy </li></ul><ul><li>Assembly with powers to make laws </li></ul><ul><li>Only men over 25 who paid taxes could vote </li></ul>
  8. 9. <ul><li>King tried to escape but was caught and returned to Paris </li></ul><ul><li>Other European Monarchs threatened to help Louis XIV In response the Assembly declares war </li></ul>
  9. 10. Move to Radicalism <ul><li>Defeat during war and economic hard times continued a mob to attack the royal palace and the assembly </li></ul><ul><li>Captured the King and demanded and end to the monarchy </li></ul>
  10. 11. Power Shift <ul><li>Commune seeks revenge and arrest and massacre thousands </li></ul><ul><li>The National Convention meets and ends the monarchy and establish French republic </li></ul>

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