From Mckay for AP European History
Causes: Financial crisis from supporting oversea wars/imperialism
American revolution inspires generals
desacralization of the monarch, pornography, affair with low class maid
Social class unrest; Bourgeois vs Upper class, nobles of rode, nobles of sword
Due to increasing pressures on the king from new 5% income tax being applied to Nobles as well. Paves way for creation of the third estate.
Third estate=largest, poorest class + some bourgeoisie
Declares constitution like document, paves way for demands of constitutional monarchy
The fear of noble reprisals against peasant uprisings that seized the French countryside and led to further revolt.
Prisoners, aristocrats in jail