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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)
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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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