The French Revolution And The American Revolution

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Time proceeds its infinite journey we mark great developments commemorating the discoveries and changes that have led to our modern day world. Many new developments we sought to exist shape our world through acceptance and creativity. Beneath all this humanity, the 17th and 18th century signifies an important period that influenced many others, the French revolution. This was the time the French gained control of their rights and went against absolute monarchy. These unconventional approaches lead to many positive uprisings yet downfalls as well. Consequently, as many new discoveries had been born, people gained a new, secular perspective of the world, allowing them to realize their desire for change. This change, known as the French Revolution and numerous reasons caused this significant event in history such as the social and political conflicts of the Old Regime, financial difficulties and deficit spending of King Louis, and the influence in philosophers of the American Revolution in France. The first underlying cause of the French revolution was the Old regime. This divided France into three estates. “The First Estate was the clergy, who were people, including priests, who ran both the Catholic church and some aspects of the country. In addition to keeping registers of births, deaths and marriages, the clergy also had the power to levy a 10% tax known as the tithe. The Second Estate consisted of the nobility of France, including members of the royal family, except for
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