BJ French Revolution A-C
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When was the French Revolution?
What did the society of the Ancien Regime look like?
- 1. Clergy (Priest)
- 2. Nobles (aristocrats)
- 3. Poor peasant farmers (90% of pop.), Bourgeousie, some rich merchants or bankers
Who was priviledged or exempted from most taxes?
Clergy and nobles
Who were included in the bourgeousie?
France was _____?
France spent a lot of money helping in what?
Clergy and nobles were exempt from taxes resulting in?
Them not paying their fair share
Corrupt tax collectors stole over ___ of the money.
There many ___ ____ under the ____ ____.
Why were the french companies being hurt?
Why did people face starvation?
There was ________, ________, and ________.
- High prices
- Low wages
What was the corvee?
Every year for a few days you were forced to work for free
_______ had to pay many hearty taxes.
What were the hearty taxes the Third Estate had to pay?
- Road Taxes and tolls
- Old feudal taxes
_____ -property on land tax
What were the political causes of the French Revolution?
- There were no personal freedoms
- King Louis XVI had a very corrupt government
What kind of ruler was King Louis XVI?
______ -sealed letters used to arrest people.
Lettre de cachet
After the Lettre de Cachet what happened to you?
You were put in jail with trial
There was no ____ equality under the law.
The Estates-General didn't meet for how many years?
What would you like to do?
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