Causes of the French Revolution

Causes of the French Revolution

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  • So, how do you like my $100,000 dress?
  • Oh my gosh. Shut up already.
  • We're starving! We need bread NOW! Otherwise we're gonna die!
  • Did you hear? King Louis wants to tax us!
  • I know! We can't let him do that. Let's make him call an Estates-General meeting!
  • Marie Antoinette continues to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on herself, not at all caring about the hundreds of people that are poor and starving. King Louis is too busy worrying about his own troubles to admire Marie Antoinette.
  • We need to protect our city from those foreign troops! Let's begin our search for gunpowder and arms!
  • It's finally complete.
  • Due to the widespread crop failure, the price of bread shot up, leaving many people to face starvation.
  • Ah, the Declaration of the Rights of Man. 
  • The people of France are going to be very pleased with what we've done.
  • The nobility is upset because King Louis wants to tax them. In a fit of rage, the force him to call the first Estates-General meeting in 175 years.
  • Here you go. $100,000 for the church.
  • Thank you. I promise I will take care of it.
  • Rumors flew within France. Some people believed that foreign troops were coming to massacre them, so they began searching for weapons to defend the city.
  • The National Assembly created The Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen. This made all of the people of France equal, thus killing the Old Regime.
  • The National Assembly reformed the church by taking its lands and political independence, mainly for economic reasons. Selling the church lands helped pay off France's debts.
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