How Did Louis Xvi Support The American Revolution

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He was ill prepared to become King. His father was supposed to become King after his grandfather, Louis XV, but his father died at the very young age of 20. Louis also had an older brother who was being trained to become Dauphin (heir to the throne) but also died young. Louis XVI was noted as being "very shy" as a young boy and remained so well into adulthood. It is correct that he supported the American Revolution, which nearly bankrupted him- but without his support, America may not have won Her independence. When he ascended the throne, Louis inherited a country in terrible debt. The people of France also deeply resented his grandfather and the nobility who were seen as despots. So he started out on a bad foot. Men named Turgot and Malesherbes

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