Ever since the beginning of global history, there have been major political, economic, social, and cultural revolutions. A revolution is the overthrowing if a government or ruler by the governed and then substituting another. For instance, a revolution took place in both France and England within the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. The Enlightenment and the political leaders led France to financial problems, causing the French Revolution. The people wanted change and brought on the revolt against their government. As a result, France's whole government perspective changed. Throughout global history, the revolutions have had complex causes and left long lasting impacts on people's lives as well as the nation in general.
An example of a cause of the French Revolution is the dominance of the Enlightenment ideas during that time. The thinkers of the Enlightenment wanted the best for their fellow citizens and to accomplish this, they openly endorsed revolution. These ideas of reason led the Third Estate to form the National Assembly because they put faith in the people that they were the most important of France. While the upper classes wanted to keep their privileges and maintain the old ways, the Third Estate was no longer going to put up with being overruled because they were out-numbered. Also, the Enlightenment ideas became the basis to the Declaration of Rights of Man. The document stated all citizens had natural rights and gave the French lower class a chance to rise to the level of the upper class. .
One cause of the French Revolution was the formation of the National Assembly, which was the representation of the French people. Their main goal was to create a constitution for France. In order to accomplish this objective, the National Assembly, made mostly of the Third Estate, invited members from upper estates to meet with them. When their meeting place was closed off, the members of the National Assembly went to the tennis courts and took a famous oath.