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1/28/13. Notebook check & set-up Warm-up American Revolution PowerPoint The French Revolution Causes Impact of Enlightenment Ideals BYOT. Warm-up 1/28/13. Write the question and answer Why did the American colonist feel that they were being ruled unjustly?

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1/28/13

  • Notebook check & set-up

  • Warm-up

    • American Revolution

  • PowerPoint

    • The French Revolution

      • Causes

      • Impact of Enlightenment Ideals

  • BYOT


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Warm-up 1/28/13

  • Write the question and answer

    • Why did the American colonist feel that they were being ruled unjustly?

      • They were being taxed with out their consent (Taxation Without Representaion)


French revolution
French Revolution

  • Causes of the French Revolution

    • French society was divided into 3 different classes or “Estates”

    • 1st Estate: Clergy

    • 2ndEstate: Nobility

    • 3rd Estate: Common People (Largest Population)


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French Revolution

  • 1st Estate

    • Priest

    • Church officials

    • Exempt from paying taxes


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French Revolution

  • 2nd Estate

    • Nobility

    • Extremelyprivileged

    • Exempt from paying most taxes

    • Had the right to collect Feudal Dues from 3rd Estate

    • Served as officers in the Army

    • Held high positions at court


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French Revolution

  • 3rd Estate

    • Common People (largest population)

    • Bourgeoisie: Middle class merchants, professionals and shopkeepers

    • Urban worker

    • Paid the most % of taxes

    • Had lowest quality of life


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French Revolution

  • Impact of Enlightenment Ideas

    • Ideas made Frenchmen unwilling to accept

      • the Divine Right of Kings

      • Privileged positions of the Church and Nobility


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French Revolution

  • Impact of Enlightenment Ideas

    • Bourgeoisie

      • began to acquire more wealth and power

      • Resented the nobility


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French Revolution

  • Impact of Enlightenment Ideas

    • Financial Crisis

      • Tax system was based off of tradition

      • Different social classes and different regions paid different taxes

      • France was a wealthy country but the Government didn’t have a fair tax system


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French Revolution

  • Impact of Enlightenment Ideas

    • Financial Crisis

      • The Government borrowed a lot of money to help finance their wars with Britain (rival)

      • To help pay, the government wanted the Nobility to start paying taxes


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French Revolution

  • Impact of Enlightenment Ideas

    • Financial Crisis

      • Nobility would only agree to paying taxes if an Estates General was created

      • Estates General: a national assembly in which each of the three social classes was represented in the government


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French Revolution

  • BYOT: write down at least 2 facts about each of the following terms

    • Estates General

    • Maria Antoinette

    • Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen

    • Constitutional Monarchy

    • Divine Right Theory


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