1. 1st Estate; Aka The clergy, the clergy was the richest estate, owned a lot of land, wasn't taxed on anything.
2. 2nd Estate; Aka the Nobles, the nobles had several rights, top jobs in government, army, courts, churches, they also paid no taxes.
3. 3rd Estate; the third estate was 98% of the population was made up of farmers, urban worker, and day laborers.
The debt and poor havrvest was a bad economical time in France King Louis XVI left France in debt and poor harvests ontop of bad econmic times mad things much worse. To fix things the first and second estated raised taxes
Failure Of Reform
Jacques Necker a finacail wisard as an adviser. Necker wanted to reduce extravagant spending in the courts, reform the government and abolish burdensome tariffs on internal trade. But when he tried to put taxes on the first and second estate they ordered the king to dismiss Jacques Necker.
The estate General was a meeting of all three estates that discussed there needs. King Louis ordered the three estates to have Cahiers or notebooks to list their grievances. Most grievances were about fairer taxes, freedom of press, and regular meetings of the estate generals.
Issue On How To Vote
Tradtionaly the each estate had met and voted seperatly. Under this system the first and secound estate always out voted the third estate two to one. This time the third estate wanted all three estates in a single body votes counted by heads to make it more fair.
National Assembly Formed
After weeks of a stalemate the third estate declared themselevs the national assmebly.
Tennis Court Oath
The National assembly found that there meeting room was locked by order under the king. They went down the hall to a tennis court and pledged an oath on a tennis court.
Storming The Bastille
The national assembly stormed the bastille in search of ammuniton. If was a prison for political prisoners.
Great Fear/Pairs in Arms
The great fear was rumors about attacks on on villages and towns. Rumors drove peasnts to attack nobles that were trying to reinpose medievil dues.
Pairs in arms was a largly middle class milita lead by Mrcus D Lfayette
End To Special Priviliges
At 2 A.M. " Fedirulism was abolished."
Decleration Of The Rights Of Man
The decleration of the rights of men stated that all men were " born and remain free and equal in rights" the decleration further proclaimed that all male citizens were equal before the law.
Women March On Versailles
Thousands of women screamed "Bread" down the road that led pairs from Versailles.
Recognoising the Church
The national assembly put the French Catholic Church under a state of control. The civil constitution ended papal authority over the French revolution.
Constitution of 1791
The national assembly completed its main task by producing a constitution. The constitution set up a limited monarchy in place of the monarchy that had ruled France for centuries.
Louis's Failed fight
The King and Queen had tried to escape but failed. They were uncovered by a person who held up a currency with there face on it,
Wide Spread fears
European rulers increased border patrols to stop the spread of t"e French Plague"
War At Home and Abroad
The newly elected Legislative Assembly took office.Economical problems fed renewed turmoil.