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French Revolution: Activities of the Three Estates
Transcript of French Revolution: Activities of the Three Estates
Second Estate- The Nobility
Third Estate- The Rest First Estate Clergymen Catholic Church Absolute Power Rulers of the Land Second Estate Tithe Nobility Royal Family No Taxes Special Privileges Approx. 350,000 people Approx. 130,000 people Third Estate Rest of the population Bourgeoisie Middle Class Peasants
(80-90%) Working Class No privileges Taxes paid to 1st and 2nd Estates Approx. 27,000,000 people Very diverse social class The Game Must End Soon Prejudices in the Three Estates TAXES Estates General Votes First and Second Estate Team Up One Vote per Estate First Estate- Did not pay taxes, tithe Second Estate- Did not pay taxes, collected from Third Estate Third Estate- Paid taxes to both Second and First Estates Ancient system Middle Aged French society Nobles- Soldiers Clergy- Education and religion Given special privileges as reward 1789 Reasoning Bibliography "The Three Estates Information Sheet." UCL Museums and Collections. UCL, n.d. Web. 02 Apr. 2013. <http://www.ucl.ac.uk/museums/learning/documents/Three_Estates_student_sheets.pdf>.
Blaufarb, Rafe. "French Revolution." World Book Advanced. World Book, 2013. Web. 2 Apr. 2013. <http://worldbookonline.com/advanced/article?id=ar211160&st=french+revolution>.
"Bourgeoisie." The Columbia Encyclopedia. New York: Columbia University Press, 2013. Credo Reference. Web. 04 April 2013. <http://www.credoreference.com/topic/bourgeoisie>
"High Hopes and Big Complaints." Citizens' Minds: The French Revolution. Harlow: Pearson Education Limited, 2003. 6-23. Print. <http://history.hanover.edu/courses/excerpts/eurfr.html>. Outcome King's Response National Assembly
Elimination of Monarchy 1789 Cahiers