The French Revolution notes.doc - The French Revolution I The Old Regime \u2013 The Three Estates A The First and Second Estate were the privileged class 1

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The French RevolutionI.The Old Regime – The Three EstatesA.The First and Second Estate were the privileged class1.The First Estate– the clergy of the Roman Catholic Church a.owned 10% of the landb.payed 2% of income to the government as taxes 2.The Second Estate– wealthy nobles The Third Estate 1.The Bourgeoisie (the middle class) was made up of merchants and artisans 2.City workers formed the next group 3.Peasants were the third group a.80% of the populations were peasantsb.peasants paid heavy taxes1.dues to nobles2.tithes to the church 3.taxes to the king’s agents4.sales taxes on staple products

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