Outline French Revolution Debate

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I. How do you think Louis XVI's qualities as a good leader led to the French Revolution?A. Louis XVI did not have confidence in himself, which made it impossible foranyone to have confidence in himB.A mediocre leader could run any country into debt, but only a miserable leader could let a Revolution happen that is negative for the current governmentC.Many of the people doubted him many times, and he could not fool an entire country into thinking the current system (Old Regime) wasn't broken and didn't need to be fixedII. In your opinion, what were the most major causes for the French Revolution?A.Old Regime1. Third estate treated ridiculously unfairly2.97% of people poor, impoverished and oppressedB.Enlightenment1.3rd Estate had little no say in government2. Prior, they were told what to think3. Enlightenment made people think and rethink all aspects of society4. Challenged church and government5. Led to people taking actionC.Estates-General

Meeting1. Gave the 3rd Estate a voice2. Led to the creation of the National Assembly3. Made the 3rd Estate realize they can force changeIII. How large of an impact did the Enlightenment have on the French Revolution?A.Led to other things; got the ball moving on the subjectB.Let people think everything over for themselves, without a government biasIV. One of the historians in the film called the French Revolution "the crossroads of themodern world". What does this mean, do you agree with this claim?A.No, American Revolution1. Happened around the same time, but America went through the Industrial Revolution first2. France declined after the revolution, as America skyrocketed3. America destroyed a world power, France destroyed themselvesB.Still many other monarchy's in place at this timeV. What kind of leader was Robespierre? Do you think he did a good job representing theFrench people?A.Described as an "incorruptible leader"B.Better leader than Louis...