Models of Government
France had a bad government that needed to change. The French government was a monarchy and this was not working out for them. The people of France were broken up into three estates. The first was the clergy, the second was the nobility and the third was the peasants and middle class.
You will be seeing examples of ideas of good government and good governments that would greatly benefit and help the French society.
The Third estate was the lowest class and had many disadvantages(taxation and limited rights). Even though the Third estate was treated poorly they were the majority of the French people.
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This picture shows how The Third Estate was lower than The First and Second and how Third took the burden of everything.