Name: Period: The Causes of the French Revolution



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Name: ____________________

Period: ____________________

The Causes of the French Revolution

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There was a revolution in _________________ in 1789. The ruler of France before the Revolution was King ____________ XVI. His wife was Queen ___________________________________. King Louis XVI lived in his palace at _____________________ near Paris.
One of the reasons why there was a revolution in France in 1789 is that the king ran out of __________________. He spent lots of money on two wars against _________________. One was in 1756 and another one was in 1778. In the second war the French were helping the _______________ break away from British control.
Another cause of the French Revolution was the problems faced by the _____________________, also known as the ______ estate. They were so poor that they did not have enough money to feed their families. This was made worse when the crops failed to grow and there was a terrible _______________ in 1788.
Another cause of the French Revolution was that the two wealthy groups in France would not give the king money. The ________________, also known as the ________ estate and the ______________, also known as the __________ estate, had lots of land and money but would not pay ________________. This left the country in ________________.
A final reason why the French had a revolution in 1789 was the spread of governmental ideas. A new set of ideas called the __________________________ attacked the power of the king and the church. These made lots of ordinary French people think that they should have some power over the _____________________.





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