Louis XVI and France's Financial Crisis
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Louis XVI and France's Financial Crisis

Learn about Louis XVI ascending the throne of France, the empty treasury, and France's involvement in the American Revolutionary War. Test your knowledge of this historical period.

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Louis XVI ascended the throne of France in 1774 at the age of 20.

True

The French government had an empty treasury upon Louis XVI's accession to the throne.

True

The cost of maintaining an extravagant court at Versailles was a significant financial burden for France.

True

Only members of the third estate in French society paid taxes in the 18th century.

<p>True</p> Signup and view all the answers

The term 'Old Regime' is used to describe the society and institutions of France after 1789.

<p>False</p> Signup and view all the answers

France helped the thirteen American colonies gain independence from Britain during Louis XVI's reign.

<p>True</p> Signup and view all the answers

Peasants owned the majority of the land they cultivated.

<p>False</p> Signup and view all the answers

The clergy and the nobility were exempt from paying taxes to the state.

<p>True</p> Signup and view all the answers

The nobles enjoyed feudal privileges, including exemption from rendering any services to the lord.

<p>False</p> Signup and view all the answers

The Church did not extract any form of taxes from the peasants.

<p>False</p> Signup and view all the answers

The burden of financing state activities through taxes was borne by all three estates equally.

<p>False</p> Signup and view all the answers

All members of the third estate were exempt from paying taxes to the state.

<p>False</p> Signup and view all the answers

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