Includes 6 primary source documents
and essay question. Below are the questions that belong to the documents and the essay task:
Question 1: List two (2) observations this traveler made about the life of the peasant in France.
Question 2: Discuss three (3) changes the Third Estate planned to propose to the Estates General.
Question 3: According the chart, how are conditions in France unfair for the Third Estate?
Question 4A: Why did Louis XVI believe he had the right to have absolute power? (1 point)
Question 4b. Why might historians consider Louis XVI a corrupt leader?
Question 5: After examining the document, decide which estate is the most exploited and explain why you believe that to be so.
Question 6: How was the Declaration of Rights of Man and Citizen designed to change French society?
The French Revolution of 1789 had many long-term causes. Political, social, and economic conditions in France contributed to the discontent (dissatisfaction) felt by many French people, especially those of the third estate. The ideas of the intellectuals of the Enlightenment brought new views of government and society.
• Explain the causes of the French Revolution including at least 1 political, 1 social, and 1 economic cause.
• Be sure to use information from at least three (3) documents in your essay.