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Well, because of the French Revolution the country was in big argument. The 3rd Estte had no say in how the country was run and i guess that was their problem ! :) thankyou x

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If you lived in France in 1780 before the French Revolution and you were an ordained priest of the Catholic Church you would be a member of the?

The First Estate. See Wikipedia article on the subject at the link below.

What were the names of the social classes in France before the French Revolution?

The social classes were: First Estate: The richest people in France. Paid no taxes. (clergy) Second Estate: Owned 35% of French land. Could move up to the first estate. Paid no taxes. (nobles, urban workers) Third Estate: Poor people. No say in running the country. Paid all taxes. Most of the French population. No chance to making it up to the second or first estate. (peasants, laborers)

What are the three divisions of Frances social structure before the french revolution?

first estate second estate and third estate.

What economic inequalities existed in France before the French revolution of 1789?

There were three estates in France before the French Revolution. There was the First Estate that was the Roman Catholic Clergy and made up 1% of the population. The key role of the First Estate was that they were Bishops and Priests, they also had to pay no taxes. The Second Estate was made up of the nobility. The key role of the Second Estate was that they held key positions in the government and in the military and like the First Estate they too did not have to pay taxes. Now the Third Estate was broken up into three categories in order: on top was the Bourgeoisie, than it was the Sans Culottes, and at the bottom was the peasants. The Bourgeoisie's' role in the was not very important, they were factory owners, lawyers, and doctors, they were rich but not rich enough to be a noble. Sans Culottes became the nickname for pride in France, it meant "Without knee breeches," you only had knee breeches if you were rich or of nobility(meaning rich). They were the artisans and the workers of France, they worked as: shoe makers, carpenters, bricklayers, dressmakers, and laborers. At the bottom was the peasants. These people were the very poor, hungry, and cold. They worked on nobles' fields, they also had to pay very very heavy taxes, not only did they have to pay rents and fees to the landowners, but 10% of what they made went to the church. Also, even on top of that they had to perform labor such as working on roads, without pay; peasants had miserable lives and had no hope of getting a better life. The Third Estate made up 97% of the population and the only ones that had to pay taxes. When it came to voting each Estate had one vote, and every time it came when they were voting on if the First and Second Estates had to pay taxes the First and Second Estate always teamed up upon the Third Estate. This is a cartoon of what the Three Estates were like and how the First and Second Estate the Third Estates. The two people on top are the First and Second Estate crushing the Third Estate.

Why was France on the brink of revolution by 1789?

The hierarchy of society that had been in place years was unfair. It meant that the king ruled everything, Clergy (First estate) and Nobility (second estate) came second and Bourgeoisie and Peasantry (third estate) came last. The third estate had to pay taxes that the first and second estate didn't. The first and second estate were also given many more privaliges based soley on their wealth and class. Also, France was running out of money. King Louis and his family spent too much on luxuries that they didn't need. He also fought in wars that France did not win. The country was 4000 livres (the currency of France at the time) in debt. The few years before 1789 there had been bad harvests. Almost the whole country was starving while the King was still living in luxury. France helped America win Independence from Britain. Whilst they were fighting in America, the Americans inspired them. French soldiers realised that, like the Americans, they should fight for their rights and that it was time for a change in France. America and Britain gave speeches and made posters and pamphlets and enlightened the French. Finally, the King decided he needed to charge more taxes so he called a meeting. It was named the Estates general meeting. The third estate put together a list of demands for the King to make France a better place. The King wasn't happy about this so he summoned an army, which the third estate saw as an attempt to frighten them. They decided to form a group called the Peoples Government and some Clergy joined them. On the 20th June they met with the King but he had locked the doors and shut them out. They were angry so the went next door to the tennis courts and had a meeting there. And that was pretty much the start of the French Revolution.

Related questions

What were the social divisions in France before the revolution?

French Society was in pre-revolutionary France was divided into three political classes or Estates. The First Estate was the Catholic clergy, the second estate was the nobility, and the Third Estate was everyone else.

What were three big problems in France before the revolution?

Problems in France helped to spark a revolution. What were three big problems in France before the revolution?

Which of the following describes a political similarity between France before and after the fall of Napoléon?

In both situations, France was governed by a monarchy.

What is the old regine?

the political and social system that existed in France before the french revolution.

Least powerful social class before the revolution?

The Third EstateThe estates were any social class in France before revolution1rs Estate: Clergy2nd Estate: Nobles3rd Estate: The Rest of the people (Bourgeoisie, workers & peasants)The Third Estate create the "National Assembly" to pass laws in the name of french peopleHope it help(:

If you lived in France in 1780- before the French Revolution- and you were an ordained priest of Catholic Church you would be a member of the?

The First Estate.

Witch estate did most french people belong to?

In France, the majority of people belonged to the Third Estate before the French Revolution. This estate encompassed the commoners, including the bourgeoisie (middle class) and peasants. They made up the largest portion of the population but held the least privilege and political power compared to the First and Second Estates (clergy and nobility).

Explain the conditions of France before the french revolution with special reference women's status in the society?

Condition of France before the French Revolution:- 1) Division of Society into three states which created a sense of disparity among the citizens of France. 2. Heavy burden of taxes were put on the Third Estate of the France which mainly initialized and lead the French revolution. 3. There was a wide gap between the people of different Estates due to uneven distribution of wages and decreased pace of prices of commodities and low wages of lower estate. 4. No Political Rights- - the above two estates has the total control over the social and economic decisions of the country. - No rights given to the women in jobs etc.

Which of the following describes a political similarity between France before and after the fall of Napoleon?

Just after the Revolution, France had a representative form of government. After Napoléon rose to power, he became emperor

How many were in the group of the 2nd estate?

Before the Revolution in France : The Estates-General consisted of three estates :the Clergy (about 100,000 people), the Nobles (about 400, 000 people) and all the others (about 96% of the population) belonged to the Third Estate.

What was the main objective of the constitution drafted by the national Assembly?

its purpose was to get France a constitutional government and to give the Third Estate (commoners) as many votes as the First Estate (clergy) and Second Estate (nobility). Before this the clergy had two votes.

Is an estate administrator paid after the estate is settled or can they collect before it is settled?

They can collect before it is settled