13 - NOTES 9/13 By 1787 the French government was out of...

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NOTES 9/13 By 1787 the French government was out of money, the monarch louie the 16 th thought he could get revenues by taxing the nobility. The parlement of paris, denies his proposal of taxing the nobility claiming it was not good for the sovereignty of the nation. Estates General-Like senate, house, then pres. All separate votes. 1.Clergy 2.nobility 3.everyone else The clergy and the nobility usually tag up together to have a 2-1 vote over the thirds estate. The bourgeois wanted to change the estates general, they wanted to double the size of the third estate and they would also like to have all the houses meet together and have one unified tally, not one vote for each estate to be able to have a chance of effecting reforms that they would like to see. The aristocracy(aristocracy) sees this calling of the estates general as a way for them to check the power of the king. They understand that they will have to put up some reforms, but they see it as a chance to upset the monarchs absolute power. So they agree to do this reform. The third estate is represented by the bourgeois wanted offices to be open to talent not nobility status. So they have a chance to hold offices by virtue of the fact they are deserving them on the basis of TALENT. They would also like to abolish the
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  • Fall '07
  • VAVARA
  • French Revolution, Constitutional monarchy, Absolute monarchy, Monarchy, Estates of the realm

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