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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The Political Structure
How was France divided?
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.
“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