Why did King Louis XVI call the Estates General into session in May 1789?
He wanted to introduce a new legislature in which the Third Estate had more power.
He sought the assembly's permission for ...
... new taxes to solve France's debt crisis.
He vainly wished to gain the people's support in his attempt to stop the revolution.
He tried to impose a constitutional monarchy in which he would remain king.
King Louis XVI called the Estates General into session because: He sought the assembly's permission for new taxes to solve France's debt crisis. [www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/French_Revolution]
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