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  • French revolution
  • The bourgeoisie and peasants formed the third estate
  • Social hierarchy 
  • The Clergy- first estate composed of cardinals, bishops and heads of monasteries.The Nobility-second estate held positions in the government, in the military,in the law courts, and in the Roman Catholic Church.
  • Political causes The monarch during 1789
  •  Louis XVI King of France: you do not agree to my laws!!!!!!
  • The French revolution was an uprising in France against the monarchy that lastest from 1789 to 1799 and had many long-range of causes.
  • Economic cause Overtaxation
  • The Clergy-first estate enjoyed enormous wealth and privilege, collected tithes, and paid no taxes. The Nobility-second estate paid no taxes.Third estate were 98% of French population, burdened by taxes, many earned miserable wages and faced hunger and even starvation.
  • Louis XVI is well known to imprison without trial any one who criticized his government and he and his spouse Marie Antoinette to live an extravagant life in the Palace of Versailles. They did not care about the country. Due to the extreme unfair social hierarchy, some oppositions arose in all the 3 estates.
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