French Society During the Late 18th Century
The french society during the late eighteenth century was as follows:
- In 1774, the throne of France was ascended by the Louis XVI of the Bourbon family of kings.
- He found the treasury empty as the long war had drained the financial resources of France.
- He assisted thirteen American colonies to gain their independence from Britain.
- Taxes were increased to meet its regular expenses, such as the cost of maintaining an army, the court, and running government offices or universities.
- Peasants were obliged to work in their houses and fields and serve in the army or participate in building roads.