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King Louis called the Assembly of Notables in early 1787 to approve a major fincancial reform package. But intead of rubber stamping the initiatives, the Notables scrutinized every detail.
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Just as the financial situation was about to explode the monarchy was hit by a public relations nightmare.
As power passed from Louis XV to Louis XVI, royal ministers attempted to implement reforms, but were thewarted at every turn.
The Ancien Regime was a mess in desperate need of reform.
The population of pre-Revolutionary France was divided into Three Estates: the Church, the Nobility and Everyone Else.
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The ratification of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights marks the end of the Revolutionary Era.
Between the end of the War of Independence and the Constitutional Convention the new United States was plagued by problems. The Articles of Confederation were not up to solving them.
As the newly independent United States trasitioned from war to peace, it was tripped up by the ineffective Articles of Confederation.