French Revolution Essay

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FRENCH REVOLUTION
Danielle Hernandez
P. 5 Fominaya

WHAT LED TO IT…

 King Louis XVI (1754-1793) and his luxurious expenses with extravagant purchases + France’s involvement in the American Revolution = bankruptcy
 Wheat and grain could not grow and cattle were plagued with disease
 Prices for food increased significantly making them unobtainable to peasants and urban poor.
 Meanwhile the King and his court were fattening themselves and eating well.
 Heavy taxes were imposed and rioting began

WHAT LED TO IT…

 France joined in alliance with America and helped them win the American revolution
 This aid did help America, but devastated France with debt.  As a result the regime raised taxes and it affected the populous greatly.
 People were poor and jobless
 Violence and riots broke out across the nation

WHAT LED TO IT…

 Similar to it’s American counterpart, the French
Revolution was inspired by ideals of Enlightenment
 Two decades of a scarce harvest left a wheat shortage.
 People were starving and the price for food had skyrocketed THE ESTATES

The estates was an order of society. It separated the population into three levels: first, second and third. The first estate was exclusively reserved to nobles and people of the upper-class. It applied to those in the King’s court and subjects. FRENCH REVOLUTION
AFTERMATH

 Many died in the fight and movement but power was given to the people
 King was overthrown and they were banished from their palaces …