meeting of the estates general

meeting of the estates general

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  • meeting ! french government is having financial problems 
  • call the estates 
  • 1st estate 
  • no, we like the old way 
  • we need to discuss financial issues .... taxes 
  • 2nd estate 
  • 3rd estate 
  • it would be fair it was it was one man, one vote 
  • we are forming the first revolutionary governmnet known as the National Assembly 
  • in response to Frances economic troubles, Louis attempted to tax the nobility, they forced him to call the estates general for the first time in 175 years 
  • the third estate only had one vote and was always outvoted by the other two estates, the third estate wanted it to be more fair and the king and the noble rejected the idea and preferred the way things were
  • motivated by the ideas of enlightenment ideas, the third estate formed the first revolutionary government, the national assembly. the meeting of the estates general was a step towards democracy because the king was forced to call a meeting of representatives 
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