The Ancien Regime

Today we will look at what France was like just before it experienced a revolution in 1789. You will learn how the French king faced a crisis which was caused by a mixture of social changes, Enlightenment ideas and the consequences of the American War of Independence.

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Q1.Which of the following were the three Estates in eighteenth century France?

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Q2.What was the name of France's monarch in 1789?

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Q3.What was the name of the prison where critics of the French government could be sent without a trial?

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Q4.Who were the aristocracy?

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Q5.Which of the following is a reason why the Enlightenment might have contributed to making 1789 a crisis year for Louis XVI?

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See if you can answer these questions based on what you have learnt today.

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Question 5

Q1.Which of the following were the three Estates in eighteenth century France?

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Q2.What was the name of France's monarch in 1789?

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Q3.What was the name of the prison where critics of the French government could be sent without a trial?

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Q4.Who were the aristocracy?

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Q5.Which of the following is a reason why the Enlightenment might have contributed to making 1789 a crisis year for Louis XVI?

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Lesson summary: The Ancien Regime

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