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Life Before the French Revolution. The Political Structure. Goal:. How was France divided?. What was the Estates General?. The Estates General was meant to be a representative body. The Estates General was made up of three groups: the First, Second and Third Estates.

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Life Before the French Revolution

The Political Structure


Goal:

How was France divided?


What was the Estates General?

The Estates General was meant to be a representative body.

The Estates General was made up of three groups: the First, Second and Third Estates.

Usually, the king only called the Estates General if he wanted to raise taxes.


Each group of people was labeled an “Estate”


Match your person to their estate!

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What do you notice about this picture?Who do you think is in this picture?


What do you notice about this picture?Who do you think is in this picture?


Who is depicted below?What do you think the artist is trying to tell us about French society?


Commentary on the state of France

“The distance which separates the rich from other citizens is growing daily and poverty becomes more insupportable at the sight of amazing astonishing progress of luxury which tires the view of the poor.”

– Louis Sebastien Mercier, 1783


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