The Major Causes Of The French Revolution In 1789

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French Revolution, starting in the year 1789, was the movement that shook France between the years 1787 and 1799. The French Revolution had many causes. There were many easy fixes the government could have done, if they had fixed them, it could have prevented the revolution. Some of the most important causes were unfair taxes, social classes and last but not least the bankrupt state. I believe one of the biggest causes was the unfair taxes. The unfair taxes was a cause for the french revolution. Despite being unprivileged of basic human rights, the third estate was also very heavily taxed. The third estate had very high taxes on many things. There was taxes on their land and produces [Document 1] In the diagram of [Document 2] The third estate had lots more land but that they had to pay more for there taxes. France had major taxes. The first was a military tax, that the nobles were not included, because they were expected to fight in the military. There were other taxes, that the nobles had to pay on their farm fields, but not on their manor houses. There were all…show more content…
The social classes during the french revolution were, the first estate which was the richest and the wealthiest and had money and food. The second estate was the middle class men and has some money but they had to work for it and they had money just to buy food and things. The first estate was the poorest and had no money or food and they couldn't really get jobs they were the peasants. “ The middle class was was sensitive to their inferior legal position” [ document 4] The people were afraid of losing everything and the people who were afraid of losing things was the middle class men and the lowest classmen. The people in the third estate began to wonder what was going on with their government in France. “ In order to assure the third estates influence it deserves because of its numbers” [ Document 3] It's it's crazy how unfair they
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