Updated: 5/6/2019

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  • The Enlightenment was the age of applying reason and respond to absolute monarch
  • John Locke: All people have the natural rights including life liberty and property
  • Enlightenment thinkers showed people there was another way especially in France.
  • Louis XIV was an absolute ruler of France. He was a terrible ruler who made only portion of people paid taxes in which many starved
  • France was then divided into three estates;The First,Second and Third. The first was made up the the Catholic Clergy. The second was made up of Nobles and the third were peasants.
  • France's condition of debt only became worse and the Estates General was called to raise the taxes for the peasants which many of they were not happy to agree to
  • Once the law was passed several peasants attacked Bastilles and stole weapons which started the french revolution
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