Causes of the French Revolution

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Although there were many causes that influenced the french revolution; however the most influenced cause was the Economic causes. The causes that influenced the French Revolution was social, cultural, political, and economic causes. All of these causes had there own part of the French Revolution some more than others, but the Economic Causes influenced the French Revolution more than the other causes of the French Revolution. The French Revolution began in 1789 with the convocation of the Estate-General in May and ended in 1799. The French Revolution was a period radical social and political upheaval in France that had a major impact on France and throughout Europe. The Cultural causes had influenced the French Revolution because of many different types of things. One of those thing was the Enlightenment. The people who liked the Enlightenment ideas were John Locke (1632-1704), Pierre Bayle (1647-1706), Voltaire (1694-1778), Baruch Spinoza (1632-1677), and Isaac Newton (1643-1727). The Enlightenment was a period of time when The Enlightenment was “During the 18th-century European movement in which thinkers attempted to apply principles of reason and scientific method to all aspects of society”. (Beck, Black, Kreieger 218) “Members of the Third Estate were inspired by the success of the American Revolution. They had began questioning long-lasting notions about the structure of society”.(Beck, Black, Kreieger 218) Another thing that is part of the Cultural causes is that they believe in Democracy. The reason they believed in Democracy is because Rousseau and Voltaire began to demand equality, liberty, and democracy. Also they supported equality, liberty, and brotherhood. Jean-Jacques Rousseau was a Genevan philosopher, writer, and composer of the 18th-century Romanticism of French expression. His political philosophy influenced the French Revolution as
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