The French Revolution of 1789 had many long-range causes. Political, social, and economic conditions on France contributed to the discontent felt by many French people-especially those of the third estate. The ideas of the intellectuals of the Enlightment brought new views of government and society. The American Revolution also influenced the coming of the French Revolution.
In Document 2 the Third Estate was made up of the middle class, peasants, and city workers. 97% of the people owned 55% of the land. So since the Third Estate had more people they had more land. The Estate determined a person's legal rights and statues. One cause of the French Revolution was the Enlightment ideas. The people in the Third Estate were questioning the government's power and authority. The middle class, the peasants, and the bourgeoisie thought that it was unfair because they were the only Estate that had to pay taxes and got paid lower wages. The people in the Third Estate also believed in equality, liberty, and democracy. The success of the American Revolution inspired them.
Lord Acton believed that the Declaration of Independence sparked ideas into the minds of the middle class which caused the French Revolution. His believe was kind of right. Another cause of the French Revolution was when Louis the 16 became leader of France everything changed. He was indecisive and allowed matter to drift. He paid little attention to his government advisors which lead to the bankruptcy in France. Louis the 16 had no control over his land and all the 3 Estates got mad.
In document 1 the life of the peasants in France was horrible. The children are terribly ragged. The price of food was so high that the people couldn't afford it because they got made low wage and the commoners were taxed heavily. This is another cause of the French Revolution. Bad weather in 1780 caused widespread crop failures, shortages of grain, bread prices doubled, and…

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