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A Bourgeois Revolution - The French Revolution

            The French Revolution is known as one of the most defining events which took place in the late 19th century. The French Revolution was believed to be the bourgeois revolution for the noble cause of equality. Moreover, it can be stated that the French Revolution had a great impact on the whole of Europe. The French Revolution took place from 1789 to 1799. The French Revolution had as consequence the downfall of the old society which is also known as the Ancien Regime. It was believed that this revolution took place due to the numerous injustices happening in France during those days and this mostly constituted of people of the third-estate population and it was stated that these people stood to fight for their rights in France. All this injustices can be stated to have taken place as during that era, people gave a lot of importance to the French king who was believed to have divine powers such that the society was based on an ascribe status. There are four phases of the French Revolution, one is the National Assembly 1789-1791, second Legislative Assembly 1791-1792, Third is Convention 1792-1795 and last one is Directory 1795-1799. Among the four phases, the National Assembly holds its importance because it is under the Tennis court oath that the third estate people declared itself to be the National Assembly. It is believed and stated by many historians that the French Revolution was a factor of change in itself.
             There are many causes attached to the French Revolution but few of them holds great importance and these are notably the class division in the society, the raising of taxes, the American Revolution and the rising price of bread. During the reign of Louis XVI, there was the presence of the social class division among the three social classes which existed in France during that period. The three social classes are the first estate population which constituted of the high-ranking members of the church, the second estate was of the nobles of the society and the last estate was constituted of the peasants as well as the wealthy bourgeois merchants.

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