Third estate were the only group paying taxes, there was a financial crisis which led to the start of commoners revolting against their government . spread ideas of equality and liberty throughout Europe
Europeans wanted more workers, so went to Africa and bought millions of slaves to bring to the Americas to wok for them. Many African Americans live in the USA, lots of influence from African culture such as music (rap)
Rebirth of Greek and Roman ideas, emphasis on beauty and art/ architecture.
Still today we look at the works of art and architecture from the Renaissance, such as: Michelangelo's David, the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.