Assignment #2: Causes of the French Revolution Part 1: Origins of the French Revolution: French Estates How might the opulence of Versailles lead to tensions in 18th century French society? [1-2 sentences]
Old Regime: The system of Absolute Monarchy in France. The revolution will overthrow this “Old Regime.” French estates:
Summarize the main characteristics of each estate. (BULLET POINTS OK)
Answer the following questions:
The first and second estates are called the privileged estates – WHY?
What are some issues the Third Estate might have had with the other two estates and the King?