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Unformatted text preview: Nicolas Canel HST 112 Primary Source Assignment The French Revolution 1/26/11 PART I: In What is the Third Estate?, Sieyes argues that the Third Estate includes everything that belongs to the nation; and everything that is not the third estate cannot be regarded as being of the nation. This statement may be interpreted as basically exactly what it states. During this time, people had begun to challenge the ideas of the Ancien Regime and thought more about ideas that had happened in Great Britain with the Enlightenment. The people in the Third Estate were know as the commoners, which made up 95-98% of the population. This Third Estate was also broken up into four smaller groups. The first are known as industrial and commercial leaders or haute bourgeoisie, second are the bourgeoisie, next the urban workers and finally the peasants, which make up roughly 80% of the population. This is why Sieyes believes that the nation is made up of the Third Estate alone, and the privileged orders do no belong to the nation. The largest of the Third Estate alone, and the privileged orders do no belong to the nation....
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This note was uploaded on 02/17/2012 for the course HST 112 taught by Professor Ebner during the Spring '08 term at Syracuse.
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