History Midterm Prep

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What were the most important forms taken by inequality in the society of the Old Regime? Taxation system worked against the Third Estate (the taille for example, other classes exempt from taxation from government, enforced taxes upon the Third Estate) Meeting of the Estates General was unfair towards the Third Estate (disadvantaged the Third Estate to have each estate be seated in three separate chambers , thus not taking into account the clearly large population of the Third Estate) No movement between the different estates (much like a caste system, once born into an estate, nearly impossible to move out of the estate) Why were most Enlightenment writers so critical of religion? Religion was seen as integral to the old society, something that the Enlightenment was trying to move away from (held that nothing that was part of the past was worth keeping) Reason was seen as being opposite to religion (reason was the driving force of the Enlightenment, thus explain the Enlightenment’s opposition to religion)
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This note was uploaded on 04/04/2009 for the course HISTORY 1401 taught by Professor Nathans during the Spring '09 term at UWO.

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