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french revolution

1st estate the clergy who didn't pay taxes
2nd estate the nobility who didn't pay much taxes and had best jobs in government
3rd estate mostly peasant and had to pay heavy taxes
tithe tax paid to church by third estate
gabelle tax on salt paid by third estate
absolute monarchy the king did not have to consult with parliament on anything
divine right of kings the king believed God gave him the power to rule
enlightenment a time when people began to question old ways of doing things
Rousseau a famous enlightenment writer
Louis xvi king of France
Estates General the parliament in France
Created by: eimir reynolds