As on the Third EstateHowever, this change
As an attempt to get out of debt France decided levy taxes exclusively on the Third EstateHowever, this change in public opinion did not happen overnight, but was ,in fact, the results of many factors. One of the main catalysts that helped ignite the French Revolution, was France’s financial situation. During the time before the French Revolution, France had incurred a large debt due to participation in the American Revolution and the Seven Year War.
Before the French Revolution, France divided the economy into three estates: the First Estate (clergy), the Second Estate (nobility), and the Third Estate (commoners). As an attempt to get out of debt France decided levy taxes exclusively on the Third Estate