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French Revolution

Mr. Peppered Modern world history class

old regime came Before the revolution, was made up of three groups First estate second estate and third estate.
the first estate the clergy, consisted of rich and poor-- one percent of the population.
first estate benefits exempt from taxes owned 10% of the land collected rents, fees, and the tithe.
the tithe one-tenth part of something, paid as a contribution to a religious organization or compulsory tax to government.
the second estate the nobility, inherited or bought their tiles. less than 2% of the population most enjoyed the privileges and wealth
the second estate benifits paid few taxes owned 20% of the land held key positions in the government and military lived on country estates.
the third estate the common people--97% of the population everyone not a member of the first or second estates was a member of the third.
the groups of the third estate bourgeoisie, sans culottes, and the peasants.
Created by: meag haley