Social Factors Of The French Revolution

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The French Revolution and the American both influenced both nations differently. The American Revolution was about colonists wanted to break away from Britain to gain their independence and be 13, not separate, but united colonies in their own new nation, known as the United States today. The French on the other hand just wanted to reform their country, although they did it on a humanistic base, which didn’t really do them much good because their country was still left in debt, and complete monarchy.
All thirteen colonies were in what we may now know as the United States, yet that was not an existing country at the time. They all belonged to England although not for long. After so much chaos the colonies had enough and decided to split away
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Starting with the political causes, King Louis was becoming influenced by Marie Antoinette; she would always interfere in state affairs. This led to the economic condition of France to become weak (The French Revolution). Next, the social causes, France was divided into three estates, the Clergy, Nobles, and common people. People from the Clergy were the highest estate, although they were also divided into two groups themselves, the higher and lower clergy. The higher clergy didn’t pay tax, and the lower clergy lived a miserable life. The nobility was the second estate they also didn’t have to pay taxes. Again, like the clergy it was set up into two different sections, the court and provinces. “The court didn’t pay heed towards problems of common people and the Provincial paid attentions towards problems of the people” (The French Revolution). The third estate, Common people, was not divided into sections; it was all the people that were influenced by clergies and nobles. Most doctors, lawyers, teachers, etc… were ranked into this estate, whereas they would’ve been in the nobility estate. These people were known as the Bourgeoisie, yet the French monarch ranked them as the third estate. “So they influenced the people for revolution. They aroused the common people about their rights” (The French Revolution). The common people, lower clergies, and the provincial nobles became rebellious. This why the French Revolution may also be named as the ‘Bourgeoisie Revolution’” (The French

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