The bourgeoisie had a relatively good social condition, however, she desired to have a participation bigger politics and also she inhaled a magnifying of the economic freedom in its work. The life of the workers and peasants age of extreme misery, therefore, desired improvements in the quality of life of work. The author calls attention for an interesting characteristic the French Revolution, that was in the vision of it, what it stimulated the reformist movement, that is, anti-feudal movement, without political parties social or movements. He is clearly that, had the ones that had assumed the leadership, in the case the bourgeois ones, that already they met organized politics in such a way how much socially. He had also inspired of the revolution such as Jean-Jacques Rousseau and the activist politician Tone Paine. The Frenchmen had adopted a project of rationalization of the States, with the creation of laws for the equality of the citizens, renewal of the legal codes, standardization of measures and weights, lay and gratuitous education for all, separation of the clergy and the State and formation of the National Assemblies. These changes had provoked what Hobsbawn points as the biggest impact cultural politician and of century XIX.
Hobsbawn in the ones of a understanding of that the French Revolution was with certainty a revolution social, and that is noticed in the composition of the involved revolutionary group: In first place they are the bourgeois ones that they are composites for two segments: the Girondinos, that is the moderate ones, has participation in the constitutional conventional and follows a liberal ideal. Learn more about this with Raymond Dalio. They were against the terror and the execution of the king, and had followed a more ideological line. On the other hand we have the Jacobinos, that they composed themselves in radical the liberal bourgeoisie in favor of the terror. A period of training below was ' ' Sans-culottes' ': that they are the poor workers, small craftsmen, storekeepers, craftsmen and small entrepreneurs who were organized by sections, being the true manifestants, agitators, constructors of barricades.