World History Estates StoryBoard

World History Estates StoryBoard

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  • First Estate
  • Clergy divided into 2 groups (higher clergy & lower clergy) higher clergy lived in luxury and extravagance & they didn't pay tax to the monarchs top position in society (managed churches, monasteries, educational institutions  lower clergy served the people and lived a miserable life made up 1% of the population but owned 15% of the land
  • Second Estate
  • Nobles didn't pay any tax to the king wealth of society & never had to work the court nobles lived in pomp and luxury  made up 2% of the population but owned 25% of the land
  • Third Estate
  • Everyone else had few right & little political power required to pay 10% tithe to the Church, dues to their feudal lord, and land tax to the king 3 groups (peasants, bourgeoisie, and Sans Culottes) Peasants- pay most tax/ give services to landlords/ 40% of land but it really belonged to their landlord Bourgeoisie- tried to be similar to nobility & most wealthy of third estate Sans Culottes- urban workers/ pushed for equality/ suffered when food prices rose
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