Where people are oppressed, there are enough ingredients for a revolt. In most cases, the poor people are often the ones exploited by the rich, who normally take up all the resources of the nation unto themselves. The French Revolution came as a result of this dissatisfaction that had been slowly growing in the common people in view of the kind of leadership that was in place. Monarchy as a form of government had been in place for quite a long time. In this system, three categories of persons had special privileges accorded them: the Feuds, aristocrats, and the clergy of the Catholic Church. There was growing dissension among the oppressed poor, and between 1789 and 1799, there was violence and all sorts of disorder characteristic of a revolution. The revolution was caused by three factors, which are all interrelated in one way or another. These form the subject of study in this paper.