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French Revolution Study Guide

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Name the three French words that were included in the motto for the French Revolution as well as the English translation.

 

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LiberteLiberty
EgaliteEquality
FraterniteBrotherhood (unity)
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Summarize the 4 causes of the French Revolution.

 

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1. Estate SystemUnequal social classes, 1st estate = clergy, 2nd estate =nobles, 3rd estate = all others, 3rd estate paid all of the taxes
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2. Enlightened IdeasNew ideas were spreading in the 3rd estate, Mainly the Bourgeoisie - Most educated people were from this class., Inspired by the success of the American Revolution, Began to question long standing notions about structure and society.
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3. Economic ProblemsFrench government was going deep into debt, High taxes, King Louis XVI and Queen Antoinette's extravagant living, Banks refused to lend any more money.
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4. Weak LeadersKing Louis XVI, Was indecisive, Did not listen to his government advisers, Did not like dealing with government matters, Did not try to deal with problem until he was almost out of money
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