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  • France was divide into three estates, The one on the top was bourgeoisie, they had a lot of money, never paid taxes and was viewed higher to peasants.
  • So happy i'm privliaged to have all this wealth!!
  • The second estate, the nobles, inherited titles, and also collected dues from the less privilege class, which was the third estate.
  • The third and last estate had mostly nothing, they were extremely poor higher classes often being taxed by higher classes and having to pay high rents the little money that they had to pay was meant to go to the french government but if the third estate was the only ones paying their dues how was France supposed to thrive. it was also very difficult because farming was diffcult weather was often not in their favor
  • by 1787, france had no money, they were in huge dept due to wars, also many higher classes spent it on luxuries. King louis wanted higher classes to pay, as expected they refused. However king louis called for a Estates general. which meant they all gathered around to see how they can fix this. It was 1100 members, but it didn't end well things got out of control every estate saying what they wanted and needed which meant that the king had no control.
  • So the third estate took matters into their own hands, because they were tired of all the arguments, so they decided to make themselves the "National Assembly. They showed up for almost 96% of the population to draw up a constitution 
  • We are the National Assembly
  • In June 20th, the assembly meant at a Royal Tennis court. Pledged an oath and decided not to leave until the king meet their needs, and the first and second estate became part of the National Assembly.
  • we will not leave!
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