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FRENCH REVOLUTION CAUSES 1st and 2nd estates did not pay taxes While the middle class bourgeoisie or 3er estate had to This included the lawyers doctors etc who could not advance to the other social class and were treated like pesetas both aristocratic and the bourgeois elites began to have accustomed to a new social economical reality based on - wealth -economical achievement were increasingly frustrated by the monarchal system resting on privileges and on an old and rigid social order based on the concept of the estates A growing frustration at the monarchys inability to deal with new social realities of the time bad harvest that resulted in a depression and food shortage --- 1787-88 rising prices for food and other necessities and also causing unemployment collapse in the governments finances while the government has to face the debts because of the wars France has fought and the debts because of the debts of royal extravagant lifestyle government calls the ESTATE GENERAL French parliament that has not been called since 1614 admitting the nation required to raise taxes LOUIS XVI Louis XV grandson 23 yrs old when he turns to be ling Knows little about the French government and marries to an Austrian princess named Marie Antoinette CAHIERS DE DOLEANCES - Statement of local government which were drafted throughout France during elections to the ESTATES GENERAL NATIONAL ASSEMBLY Was created by the 3rd estate and they decided to draw up a constitution ABBE SEYES Issued a pamphlet in which he asked What is the 3rd estate EVERYTHING what does it demand TO BECOME SOMETHING Sieyes statement however was not representative of the general feeling in 1789 most delegates still wanted to make changes within a frame work of respect for the authority of the king THE TENNIS COURT OATH
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