Out of several causes of the French Revolution, there are three major ones; these causes will inevitably change France’s society. The Age of Enlightenment, had brought the idea of thinking, which allowed the nation to realize what their society really consisted of, making the people's minds spark with the thoughts of living in an unfair government. The social system in France would also be a major cause, it added on to the problems already brought up and associated with the age of enlightenment, which would lead to the French Revolution. The social system would bring unfairness between classes. Financial problems in France also added on to the causes.
The strong leadership of Grey over the Whigs was also a vital part of the road to reform as Grey was determined to get a Reform bill passed through Parliament (Reform that you can preserve) because of growing pressure from the middle class businessmen in Large cities that had no representation such as Birmingham and Manchester. The Political Unions such as the BPU and NPU helped in the passing of the Reform act by opposing the Duke of Wellington as he tried to form a Government after Grey had filed a resignation, They came up with the slogan “To stop the Duke, go for gold!” They took all of their stored gold out of public and private banks and planned to stop paying taxes. Though in reality The NPU and BPU could talk the talk, but they had no intention on starting a Revolution, that was more the area of the Radical NUWC who wanted to do away with the Monarchy and the House of
These taxations also led to strikes and demonstrations becoming commonplace so could have caused Bloody Sunday itself. Witte’s economic reforms also led to another economic factor that caused the 1905 Revolution, the industrialisation of Russia. High speed industrialisation of Russia led to urbanisation causing a high density of people living in the towns and cities. This aided a social factor, the creation of a new urban working class and led to poor working and living conditions in Russia, this caused even greater resentment of the government and helped the formation of the SDs who also had a part to play in the 1905 Revolution. This high density of people living in towns and cities made it easier for revolutionary parties easier to rally and less easy to crush than when most people lived in more rural areas.
When the French and Indian War broke out between the British and the French, Britain hoped to use the colonies as an extra source of wealth to fight the war. As the area for war expanded from India to North America, the cost of the war increased dramatically. This lead Britain to impose new forms of taxes such as the stamp act which put a tax on legal documents and the sugar act which put a tax on sugar (which at the time was a commonly used product used in the colonies), and new regulations like the navigation acts, to prevent the colonies from trading with foreign nations. The colonies did not agree with Britain’s imposition of the new laws as they were not fighting the war. The colonists believed that they should have separate laws from Britain because they are not directly represented in parliament.
During an age of mass industrialization and urbanization, obtaining social justice was of vital importance because with social justice established, social control would naturally be achieved due to the satisfaction of citizens being treated equally. Progressive reformers moved to correct flaws in government and improve societal equality, but they soon found the widened divisions in American society to be difficult, if not impossible, to overcome. (Out of Many, 606) Progressivism was characterized by a series of movements, each of them aimed in one way or another at renovating or restoring American society, its values, and institutions. (Out of Many, 612) The three basic social issues addressed by the Progressives were women suffrage, freedmens civil rights, and working conditions. Each group of reformers challenged the words of our founding fathers as stated in the Constitution, “…in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquillity,…promote the general welfare…to ourselves and our posterity…,” progressives were searching for a perfect union for every individual to be satisfied with.
Not all social classes (estates) agreed on the decisions that were taking place at that point in time, some gained and some lost. There were a number of economic problems which helped cause the French Revolution. This produced a huge deal of offence between associates of the third estate who were outraged about the divide between the rich and broke and were likely to demand a transformation. The reality that the greater part of the French population famished also meant that they were likely to fight back. The king and queen played a big part in the outbreak of the revolution.
When this happened there were enormous hopes for reforms benefiting the working and middle classes, the major instigators of this revolution, but Louis Philippe quickly became a severe disappointment by resorting to corruption and repression to maintain and enforce power, and by turning a blind eye to the rising tide of urban migration and poverty. Instead of establishing a republic, like many had hoped, the July Revolution resulted in the establishment of yet another monarchy. Among the first acts of Louis Philippe was the proclamation of
The French Revolution was a period of societal and political change during the eighteenth century. This significant event in history radically shaped France and formed a society on the basis of the enlightenment principles. Although the revolution contained emulating democratic ideals appealing to the French bourgeoisie, the actions carried out to achieve these principles left France in political unrest and financial disaster. During this time of turmoil, France called upon a strong ruler; a man with an open mind and an enlightened soul. France needed a leader who not only shared democratic ideals of the revolution, but had the sheer genius and iron hand to see them into reality.
The French Revolution of 1830 showed that ideas of liberalism and civic nationalism would spread. This time radicals wanted to set up a republic by choosing their own “citizen king”, Louis Philippe There was another revolution in 1848, where the citizen king was overthrown. This revolution was caused by romantic nationalism because due to problems, freedom of speech was abolished and the state gained power and was able to suppress the rebels. As the economy was faltering radicals forced themselves to work for a French republic. The force of the workers who wanted a republic defeated those who supported socialism.
Hubris usually marks a loss of reality and a point at which one overestimates one’s own realistic capabilities. The political hubris of the French government played a major part in inspiring the French Revolutionists to take action. The Monarchy was under the unrealistic impression that it could do what it wanted to when it wanted to; regardless of how it affect the working to poor class. Equality The French had plenty more valid reasons to desire and long for equality, which was the ultimate goal of the Revolution. Prior to the abolishment of the Monarchy in 1789, inequality had become a social and political norm in France.