why were the bourgeois upset before the french revolution

As conditions in France in the 1780's continued to deteriorate, the Bourgeoisie and arose to play a more dominate role amongst the revolution. Firstly the soci
al idea of 'utility' and 'merit' was a key weapon for the Bourgeoisie during the revolution. This new and dangerous idea rejected the prestige of noble birth, which allowed aristocrats to be promoted to high positions in government, without suitable qualifications. This belief allowed the Bourgeoisie to attack the foundations of the government, demanding that one's political power be dictated by one's contribution to society. These attacks steadily eroded the system of government which contributed to the revolutionary situation developing in France. Secondly the establishment of the National Assembly on the 17thJune 1789 openly challenged the system of an absolute monarch. After the failed attempts of reform at the Assembly of Notables in 1787 and the Estates-General in 1889, the third estate, led by the Bourgeoisie and accompanied by certain Liberal Nobles defied the monarch and the structured policies by creating a new assembly known as the National Assembly, which swore to represent the people and not just the privileged.


Thirdly the constant rise in Liberal Nobles propelled the revolution even further. With many Nobles supporting the Bourgeoisie and third class, more and more did the people begin losing their faith in the old regime. Moreover, this loss in support for the old regime paved the way to the questioning of the system in France, and intensified the revolutionary situation in France. Finally the increase in Bourgeoisie activity and discussion spread revolutionary ideas throughout France. The 'Society of Thirty', which was a group of Liberal Nobles which met in Paris during 1788-1789, spread their connections into the 'old nobility of the sword' and the prestigious 'court nobility', increasing their overall influence across France. The increase in Liberal Noble activity accompanied by Bourgeoisie social ideas, the establishment of the National Assembly and the loss of faith in the old regime all contributed to the developing situation in France.


As conditions in France in the 1780's continued to deteriorate, the Bourgeoisie and arose to play a more dominate role amongst the revolution. Firstly the soci al idea of 'utility' and 'merit' was a key weapon for the Bourgeoisie during the revolution. This new and dangerous idea rejected the prestige of noble birth, which allowed aristocrats to be promoted to high positions in government, without suitable qualifications. This belief allowed the Bourgeoisie to attack the foundations of the government, demanding that one's political power be dictated by one's contribution to society. These attacks steadily eroded the system of government which contributed to the revolutionary situation developing in France. Secondly the establishment of the National Assembly on the 17thJune 1789 openly challenged the system of an absolute monarch. After the failed attempts of reform at the Assembly of Notables in 1787 and the Estates-General in 1889, the third estate, led by the Bourgeoisie and accompanied by certain Liberal Nobles defied the monarch and the structured policies by creating a new assembly known as the National Assembly, which swore to represent the people and not just the privileged.


Thirdly the constant rise in Liberal Nobles propelled the revolution even further. With many Nobles supporting the Bourgeoisie and third class, more and more did the people begin losing their faith in the old regime. Moreover, this loss in support for the old regime paved the way to the questioning of the system in France, and intensified the revolutionary situation in France. Finally the increase in Bourgeoisie activity and discussion spread revolutionary ideas throughout France. The 'Society of Thirty', which was a group of Liberal Nobles which met in Paris during 1788-1789, spread their connections into the 'old nobility of the sword' and the prestigious 'court nobility', increasing their overall influence across France. The increase in Liberal Noble activity accompanied by Bourgeoisie social ideas, the establishment of the National Assembly and the loss of faith in the old regime all contributed to the developing situation in France.

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