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1. People from all social classes are discontented:

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jackie ricoy

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Transcript of 1. People from all social classes are discontented:

French Revolution's relation to Crane Brintons theory of revolution.
1. People from all social classes are discontented:
People from all social classes weren't happy by their mistreatment's.
Peasants were forced to do military forces
Peasants were not allowed to hunt or fish on nobles' estates
Peasants had to pay the most of the taxes
Middle class:
Middle class had no political rights, or social status & were humiliated with inhuman treatments
Clergy & Nobility:
Clergy & Nobility had to start paying taxes
2. People feel restless and held down by unacceptable restrictions in society, religion, the economy or the government:
People violated by restrictions given by their social status.
Peasants feel restricted by the higher classes
Peasants are forced to serve military time, while the clergy & nobility didn't
Peasants have restricted on using the lord's mills, ovens, and wine presses

3. People are hopeful about the future, but they are being forced to accept less than they has hoped for:
People given less than what they hoped for.
The Peasant farmers were met with a harsh reality between 1787-1789
The farmers were low on income, a lot were unemployed. Most struggled to feed their families, and others starved.

4. People are beginning to think of themselves as belonging to social classes, and there is a growing bitterness between social classes:
People have envy of other social classes above theirs.
Tennis court Oath: The rich people were supposed to represent the peasants, but they didn't help them get any rights
5. The social classes closest to one another are the most hostile:
Classes that deal with each other more are more hostile.
King vs. Church:
Gallican church is created, Gallican=no power for pope and all for king

6. The scholars and thinkers give up on the way their society operates:
Scholars & thinkers disagree with how society operates.
Scholars & enlightment thinkers: Locke, Rousseau, and Montesquieu

7. The government does not respond to the needs of it's society:
Govt. doesn't help their people.
estates general is only called when king wants (which isn't very often)
voting was unfair: all of 3rd estate only counted as 1 vote, therefore 1rst & 2nd estate could easily overrule them
3rd estate wants more representation
nobility wants more power
most were in poverty, yet still taxed heavily
8. The government is unable to get enough support from any group to save itself:
No one supports the govt. anymore.
All estates were unhappy with Louis XVI and his lack of authority
1rst and 2nd estate mad about taxes, and his how he spent the money
9. The government cannot organize it's finances correctly and is either going bankrupt or trying to tax heavily and unjustly:
Govt. is going bankrupt either way.
Monarchs spend a lot of money regardless of their financial situation
the cost of the endless wars is very expensive
The american revolution is costing them money as well
Jaquelyn Ricoy
2nd Block
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