Hello there I'm cheese and I will guide you through the era of the French revolution. Let's meet our subjects!
Yes Calling the estate general. They will be with me in five. Ok, see you then.
The King is in the first estate, he pays no tax. The Clergy is in the second estate and they pay no tax. The Nobles are also in the second estate and they pay only a little. The Peasants are in the third estate, they pay too much tax.
Where is the King!
Now one of the largest causes of this whole mess which made France we now know today we have to go to the very start. This is king Louis The 11V. He is in deep debt because of his bad tax system!
The Estate General was called to discuss Frances financial crisis. Wow, what a bummer! All of the estates attended and together they tried to solve to money crisis.
There attempt to figure something out was unsuccessful. So the king dismissed them. But they weren't done yet. They decided that they would start meeting in a tennis court and they claimed that they wouldn't leave until a constitution was made!
Yet that was also unsuccessful. There was a lack of food water money and many of the French were dying because of King Louis's inability to rule properly.