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The Three Estates<br />Main Privileges:<br /><ul><li>Own Law Courts
Did not have to pay some taxes</li></ul>First Estate<br />c. 130,000 people<br />The Clergy<br />Main Privileges:<br /><ul...
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The three estates

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

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