These taxes have really been getting me down lately.
Something NEEDS to change.
Can someone find me some cake?
KING LOUIS DEATH
Off with his head!!
Peasants were forced to pay ridiculous taxes even while they were very poor. The nobles and clergy did not pay these taxes although the peasants worked more than the nobles.
The estates are determined by your place in society.
While peasants were starving and in need of food, even just some bread, Marie Antoinette ate an excessive amount of cake at a party before the Reign of Terror. People revolted because they thought it was unfair that they were starving while Marie continued to stuff her face with cake.
We want a more fair government that is equal to all people!
THE ESTATES GENERAL
Many believed that King Louis should be executed and later, he indeed was. The National Convention sentenced him to death and he was killed by the guillotine.
WE NEED TO FIND A NEW WAY OF GOVERNMENT< THAT ACTUALLY WORKS!
At this time, France's lower class was broken up into 3 major estates. The 1st estate was made of the clergy. The clergy were religious persons that believed in the Catholic Church. The 2nd estate was made of the nobles and the 1st was made of the peasants. Although they all worked and were taxed differently, they all wanted to see a change in the France government.
The Estates-General was formed from the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd estates which were the clergy, nobles, and peasants. They became so fed up with the France government, they formed their own government more fit for them.
The 3rd class became not satisfied with the Estates General so once again, broke away from the current government and formed the National Assembly. They though the current government was unfair and unjust.