French Revolution. Chapter 3 Section 1 On the Eve of Revolution. Video. Paste this link into your Internet browser and watch the 17 minute video: http://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/history/v/french-revolution--part-1 Take notes during the video.
On the Eve of Revolution
Old French government system was called the ancien regime (left over from Middle Ages)
Economic adviser to King Louis XVI.
French citizens suffered starvation while King Louis XVI and Queen Marie Antoinette lived a life of luxury inside their palace.