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I simply don't understand why we are the ones working for our pay, just to give it to government to pay the rich folks taxes
Within government, each of the 3 Estates had unfair taxation or representation. The 3rd Estate was the lowest class. This class paid 50% of their total income to taxes.
Eventually, the 3rd Estate renamed themselves the National Assembly.
When reformers in the 1st and 2nd Estates joined the National Assembly, King Louis XIV felt threatened and stationed troops in Paris.
People began to fear war after a mob of people stormed the Bastille prison in search of weapons and gunpowder. This day later became know as 'Bastille Day' which is like the United States' Independence Day.
Radical Jacobins had tried King Louis XIV for treason, and he was executed by guillotine.
Violence in France leads to a National Convention created by radicals.
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