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French Revolution -Louis XIV bankrupted France with his foreign wars and his new palace Versailles -Louis XVI financial minister was Turgot A man of the enlightenment Turgot tried to tax land mostly owned by nobles free tariffs and get rid of the corvee -Nobles and clergy were exempt from taxation and where against Turgots plan to tax them So they made Louis XVI get rid of Turgot and hire Necker a Swiss banker -Necker financially supported the American Rev which made a bigger debt for France -King needed money so the nobles and clergy forced him to call the Estates General a governing body from the middle ages to help him get money Estates General 3 Estates were 1 Clergy- 1 of pop -10 of land 2 Nobility- 3 of pop -20 of land -2 kinds of nobility nobility of sword-ancient nobility nobility of robe-rich people who became nobles 3 Bourgeoisie- Merchants lawyers peasants artisans 3rd Estate demanded 3 things 1 meeting in one room-so they wouldnt be ignored 2Voting by individuals not by estates-bc the clergy and nobility were a minority but they always voted together to veto Bourgeoisie 3Double representation of 3rd Estate-since they represented 97 of the pop -cahiers were lists of complaints from the delegates sent to the King -Louis XVI kicked the 3rd Estate out of the Estate General so they met on Tennis courts outside and formed a National Assembly in response Louis XVI called the army to Paris -people of Paris stormed the Prison of Bastille on July 14 Bastille Day in France today to get ammunition and free prisoners -san-coulutte is the name for the lower class people of Paris who are very radical -peasants also rebelled in the countryside out of the Great Fear-that the nobility were burning their crops -National Assembly made 3 rulings 1 Abolished serfdom 2 abolished the nobility 3 abolished guilds -Natl Assembly made
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