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Causes of the French Revolution
The French Revolution had many causes including; economic, political, and geographic factors that built up until people decided to take a stand. An example of this is in document number eleven which has both ----- and ----- factors from a social science perspective. This document shows the members of the national assembly who decided to take a stand and vowed to not separate until they made a constitution later known as the “Tennis Court Oath”. This document really shows the persistence the people of France had to make life equally fair for both the royals, peasants and everyone in between.

As you now know there are many factors that led up to the French Revolution and one of the biggest causes was economic crisis. While the royal family was happy having banquets the people of France were starving and many could barely afford the price of a four pond loaf of bread. In document number fifteen it shows how the price of bread skyrocketed in just a year’s time and how much of a person’s income was spent on bread. Not only was the price outrageous but it was the main element in their diet so they could not go without it. This document is a secondary source and it shows both political and economic views in a social science perspective. Another example of economic disarray is in document number ten. In this document it shows the financial problems in France during 1789. The economy was so unhealthy that not only were the urban commoners in debt the king also was. When adding up the price of food, rent, tithe, taxes, and clothing it put the commoners at an astonishing 170% total, and although it was a lesser amount the king was also in debt by a whopping 60%. This document has both political and economic points and even though it is a secondary source it really makes you think about how hard it must have been for the people to just survive.

Throughout history there have been many people who wanted power, to be a leader and stand...
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