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Louis XVI ascended the French monarchy in 1774. Because of the conflict, France’s financial resources were depleted.
As the world’s population grew, so did the demand for food grains. Because grain production could not keep up with demand, the price of bread skyrocketed.
Historically, peasants took involved in revolts against taxes and food deprivation. The third estate had prospered and had gained access to education and new ideas.
To pass proposals for new taxes, they had to convene an assembly of the Estates-General, a political body to which the three estates sent representatives.
The National Assembly finished the draught of the constitution in 1791, with the main goal of limiting the monarch’s powers.
The National Assembly voted in April 1792 to declare war on Prussia and Austria. The Marseillaise became France’s national anthem.
The reign of terror, which lasted from 1793 to 1794, is known as the Reign of Terror. People that Robespierre considered to be enemies of the republic
Non-property portions of society were denied voting rights under the new constitution.