French Revolution

The second estate was the nobles and the third was

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Unformatted text preview: de up of the priests of the Roman Catholic Church. The Second Estate was the nobles, and the third was the representatives of the peasants. Each estate had one vote and met in a separate hall to decide what their vote on the issue was going to be. The Estates-General assembly in 1789 Although the peasants had their voice, they were not happy. The Third Estate represented most of the people in France. For every nobleman or priest in France, there were a hundred commoners. But the Third Estate together got just one vote, meaning their opinion had no value if the noblemen and clergy disagreed with them. The Third Estate tried to change this by suggesting that the estates get one vote for every delegate they had. King Louis turned down their The Tennis Court Oath When King Louis turned down the commoners¶ request for a more equal assembly, many members of the Third Estate grew restless. A priest named Abbe Sieyes sided with them. In a passionate speech, he urged the Third Estate to name themselves the National Assembly, and rule the country on behalf of the French people. After a long night of debate, the Third Estate deci...
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This note was uploaded on 10/19/2012 for the course MBA 101 taught by Professor Hardy during the Spring '12 term at Bahria University.

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