During this time, the political, social and economic conditions in France was corrupted and eventually the third estate rebelled. According to document 2, it states that King Louis XVI raised the third estate or the peasants taxes and total land owned. With this law, the middle class would be unhappy and would be frustrated about his power and how he was controlling them. The first and second estate didn’t
During the Eighteenth Century, France had an absolute monarchy with Louis XVI as king and Marie Antoinette as queen. In that time period, French society was based upon a system of Estates where the clergy made up the First Estate; the nobility comprised the Second Estate, and everyone else including professionals, peasants, and the bourgeoisie made up the Third Estate. The Third Estate was immensely unhappy with the old regime, the Estates General, and Louis XVI’s leadership. France was also in the midst of a fiscal crisis due to the American Revolution, Louis XVI’s lavish lifestyle, the Seven Years War, and the tax exemption of the First and Second Estate. Following the surge of new ideas and impactful philosophers from the Enlightenment,
When Jefferson said, “It was observed, that as the pill would be a bitter one to the Southern States, something should be done to soothe them,” the meeting in which the quote was about, was very important and made it so that a compromise was found about two things that threatened to destroy the Union. The conflict in the Compromise of 1790 were the issues of assumption and residence and how people reacted to them. The compromise in the Compromise of 1790 was the dinner deal between Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison, leading to the passing of both the Assumption Bill and the Residence Act and holding our nation together. If our great leaders hadn’t managed to compromise with each other, then the people of the U.S. probably would not live in the same nation in which they currently
France, as a nation was divided into three estates. The first estate included the clergy, the second including the nobility, and the third included of the commoners which were 96-98% of the population. One of the factors that set the 3 estates apart was taxation. The first two estates earned a lot of money while paid little or no taxes. However, the third estate paid the highest amount of taxes and did not earn very much, hence taxation burdened the third estate.
The ⅗ Compromise was a solution to a conflict between the United States northern and southern states in 1787. The conflict was whether or not enslaved people would be counted as representing a whole person when it came to representation in the Electoral College and the House of Representatives in Congress. It was decided that each slave would represent ⅗ of the value of a free person. The impact of this compromise was that it temporarily solved a problem that could have kept our country from moving forward as a new nation. The ⅗ Compromise allowed our country to ratify the US Constitution in 1790 but also pointed out the great flaw of slavery in our nation and opened our eyes to the reality of slavery and how the slaves weren’t treated like ⅗ of a person at all.
Preface In the Middle Ages, there was a definite structure in society. You born into a class of people, and you stayed in that class for your whole life. Hard working changes nothing to your status. Your clothing, food, marriage, homes, etc., were all determined for you. The lower Classes sustained the rights and privileges to the Upper Classes, and in most cases enacted by laws sustained the Feudal System.
In addition to that, the Republic had challenges in the system itself between making reforms to implement a fully democratic order and creating a secular republic which create “état laic”. And lastly, political system in France create highly unstable governments and instable ministries which averagely lasted only for 8 months. To erase the memories of the defeat at the Franco-Prussian war and the loss of prestige, Third Republic found the solution in overseas
Citizens communicate their grievances to the government through disobedience; therefore, the government communicates back by reestablishing order. Equal involvement from both parties establishes a circular relationship. American citizens must become aware of the circular relationship with authority to foster change and
French society was defined by the the “Ancien Regime” the system of three estates (Clergy, Nobility, and Peasantry). The clergy and nobility were respected and had a higher position in society and the peasants were left to carry the country, by working farms, generating the wealth, and paying a large majority of taxes. This largely contributed to the tensions arising in 1780’s France. Meanwhile, France was engaged in the Age of Enlightenment people were demanding that church and state be separate, the King resigns and a new logic based system of government is to be established. This completely challenged Frances current system of an absolute monarchy.
There were also many social unfairness among the taxes between the estates. Also the 3rd Estate peoples were fighting for justice because they were the people who suffered the most pain and lived the poverty life. The French revolution would not have happened unless the king kept and used his power carefully and handling economic, social, and political situations instead of