Paper Week 4 - Tom Marler HIST 102 Essay 2 06/28/2009 Did...

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Tom Marler HIST 102 Essay 2 06/28/2009 Did you ever wonder how a prison could represent the power of the people or be a symbol for the French revolution? Understanding how and what the Estates-General did for the country of France lead me to believe that Arthur Young’s observations were too vague. When the Estates- General was called to order it was significant to the country of France in several ways, however Arthur left a lot of detail out about the times. The Estates-General was called upon by Louis XVI to figure out his countries financial situation. The Estates-General was constructed of a three party system which was determined by social class. The first estate was made up of clergy, the second estate was constructed of the nobles, and third estate was composed of commoners. This made the peasants rejoice because they were given an estate and now had a voice. The third estate was hit the hardest with taxes, starvation, lower wages and bad harvest and had a chance to try and change that. I believe Young did illustrate there was a problem in France, however he does not give
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This note was uploaded on 06/12/2010 for the course HIST hist 101 taught by Professor Guyadams during the Spring '10 term at Columbia College.

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Paper Week 4 - Tom Marler HIST 102 Essay 2 06/28/2009 Did...

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