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    • The Three Estates
      Main Privileges:
      • Own Law Courts
      • Did not have to pay some taxes
      First Estate
      c. 130,000 people
      The Clergy
      Main Privileges:
      • Right to carry a sword
      • Special treatment in law courts
      • Did not have to pay some taxes
      • Did not have to do military service
      Second Estate
      c. 120,000 – 350,000 people
      The Nobility
      Third Estate
      c. 27,000,000 people
      Privileges
      None
      Everyone else
    • Below are two political cartoon circulated around in the lead up to the French Revolution
      1. What are each of the pictures portraying ?
      2. How might an illiterate citizen react upon viewing these cartoons?