French Revolution

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What were the names of the King and Queen of France in 1780
Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette
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What was King Louis XVI like
He had total power and thought he was the representative of God on earth
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How many 'estates' were there in France
Three
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What was the name of the tax that peasants had to pay
Tithes
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Who belonged to the 'first estate'
The clergy (Bishops and parish priests, were paid tithes by peasants and were very rich land owners) about 100,000
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Who belonged to the 'second estate'
The nobility (Nobles who owned most of the land in France, were paid tithes by peasants) about 400,000
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Who belonged to the 'third estate'
'The people' (Business people, professional people, rural peasants and town workers) about 23 million
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Which group was at the bottom of the 'third estate'
The peasants
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What were one of the problems for the monarchy
France was deeply divided before the revolution
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What happened by the 1780's
France's middle class was growing and many French businessmen were questioning how the country was governed
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What influenced them
Jean Jacques Rosseau's book THE SOCIAL CONTRACT
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What happened on 1776
The American Revolution which inspired people in France to revolt against how the country was organised
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