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By Brad MeltonThe French Revolution last from 1789 to 1799 This war had many causes thatbegan the revolution Its causes ranged from the American Revolution theeconomic crisis in France social injustices to the immediate causes likethe fall of Bastille the Convening of he Estate-General and the Great FearAs a result of this revolution there many effects immediate and long termThe immediate effects were the declaration of rights of man abolishing ofolds reign execution of king and queen the reign of terror and war andforming of the citizen-army The long term effects were the rise of Napoleonspread of revolutionary ideas growth of nationalism and the conservativereactionThe contributing factors to the French Revolution was the economic crisisin France The French government had undergone economic crises resultingfrom the long wars waged during the reign of Louis XIV the losses incurredin the French and Indian War and increased indebtedness arising from loansto the American colonies during the American Revolution The American Revolutionshowed that they got economical and political freedom from Britain Thisliberalism sparked many revolutions in Europe but in France the ideas ofthe Enlightenment and liberalism were put to their fullest test The Frenchpeople wanted rights and would later get these Another reason was that theold regime was ineffective and it abused its powerThe immediate causes of the French Revolution were that the Estate-Generalhad to convene Increasing political pressure and being faced with the totalcollapse of its finances the Old Regime began to unravel Almost immediatelytempers arose regarding voting procedures in the upcoming Estates-GeneralIn its last meeting voting had been organized by estate with each of thethree estates meeting separately and each having one vote In this way theprivileged classes had combined to outvote the third estate which includedmore than 90 percent of the population Another cause was the fall of BastilleThe falling of the Bastille marked a turning point-attempts at reform hadbecome a full-scale revolution One of the causes was the economic problemsof many common people had
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