Causes of the French Revolution

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Junior Certificate History Mind Map on Causes of the French Revolution, created by amydolan on 05/22/2013.

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Causes of the French Revolution
1 The Nobility and clergy paid no taxes.
2 French thinkers wanted the King to share power with a parliament.
3 The third estate had to pay all the taxes.
4 The French people thought the King was too powerful. People also didn't like his wife.
5 The American War of Independence inspired many French thinkers.
6 When the Estates-General met, it was undecided as to how the system of voting would work. Eventually, the Third Estate got its way and formed the National Assembly.
7 The people of Paris attacked the Bastille. It was captured on 14 July and this was what sparked off the revolution
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