5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- what are underlying vs. immediate causes
- French term for "old regime"
- What were the underlying political causes of the French Rev.?
- What is the General Will?
- Years of French Revolution
- a "Ancien Regime." Means "old ways [of doing things]"
- b Underlying causes are long term. Immediate causes are the last straw just before the event causes
- c Marie and Louis were incompetent rulers
- d The majority of the people/ the majority will
- e 1789-1799
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- King Louis XIV
- Before there was government when humans were free to do whatever they wished
- There was a shift from loyalty to king to loyalty to nation (nationalism), capitalism replaces feudalism, there was a shift from estates to classes, everything was being based of of logic and reason...
- Rousseau's idea that the government has the right to protect the citizen's unalienable rights and that there is a contract between the people and the government. The government has the responsibility to protect the people, but the people have to give up some of their rights they had in the state of nature. If the people don't like the government, they can replace it.
- During the meeting of the Estates-General, the 3rd estate was locked out by the king from the meeting. They went to a tennis court and pledged they would be loyal to the National Assembly, and they wouldn't break their group until they created a new constitution
5 True/False Questions
What preceded the Enlightenment/where did ideas of the Enlightenment come from? → There was a shift from estates to classes. You can change classes but you cannot change estates. The middle class began to rise and wanted more rights
Rousseau → philosophe, enlightenment thinker, came up with idea of general will
What are cahiers? → People who give 10% of their income to the 1st estate (clergy)
What was the major cause of bankruptcy of France? → Versailles
What were Voltaire's beliefs about religion? → He thought the world would be better without it. He said "religion is nothing but mere superstition"