My Drawing of the cause of the French revolution was about the influence of the American Revolution. I had chose this topic at first because of Lafayette. Lafayette was a French General who assisted the Americans in the revolution. He then returned to france with revolution still in his mind. He realized that the revolution wasn’t such a bad idea and started spreading the word about it. Like this more of France got to know the ideas of Revolution and they all liked it.
I decided to change my cause of the revolution because after reviewing I realized that this wasn’t a main cause but just a little push to the revolution. It helped start the ideas of Revolution but didn’t actually spark the Revolution itself.
My new choice for the reason of the French Revolution has to be the class antagonism. France was split up into three estates:
1. The First Estate which consisted of the Clergy.
2. The Second Estate which consisted of the Nobility.
3. The Third Estate which beurgoisie, city workers and peasants.
The first two estates had the most privileges and were exempt from paying taxes. Therefore the third estate was paying the taxes which ad to get France out of the debt and they were doing all the work. “Therefore, what is the third estate? Everything; but an everything shackled and oppressed.”
The third estate was looking to be treated equally and wanted to have a say in the government. They then started to grow impatient and decided to go against France to prove their point, they thought that each estate should be trated the same. “What is a nation? A body of associates, living under a common law, and represented by the same legislature, etc.”
When the meeting of the Estate Generals was called, the third estate took the famous Tennis Court Oath which basically said that they are now the National Assembly no matter where they are.
To put the icing on the cake so to say along with this unfair treatment of the peasants bread prices were at... [continues]
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