The First Estate was the clergy, the Second Estate was the nobles, and the Third Estate was the common people.
Haha, I dont have to pay taxes or do anything.
I dont have to pay taxes either, I only have to pay during wartime, but that's only optional
UGGHHH, I literally do everything and dont even get any benefits. We dont have any say in politics and we have to pay all of the heavy taxes set by the king.
The Sansculottes had presented themselves as members of the poorer classes or leaders of the common people, but during the Reing of Terror, public functionaries and educated men had also adopted that label to demonstrate their patriotism
A financial crisis occurred because of an inefficient and unfair tax structure, outdated medieval bureaucratic institutions, and a drained treasury which was the result of aiding the Americans during the American Revolution, long wars with England, and overspending.
In 1789, King Louis XVI called a meeting of the Estates General. He called the meeting because the French government was having financial problems. Third Estate declared itself the "National Assembly."
Meeting of the Estates Gneral 1798
King Louis XVI did not condone the formation or the actions of the National Assembly. The National Assembly was not to be denied, however. They met on a local tennis court, while they were here, the members took an oath to keep meeting until the king recognized them as a legitimate government body.
King Louis XVI
WHat ThE HecK?!
Some members of the National Assembly
The Storming of the Bastille took place in Paris, France on July 4, 1789. This violent attack on the government by the people of France signaled the start of the French Revolution.