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What was the 1st Estate?
The top 1% of French society that was made up of high officials of the Catholic Church (Clergy)
What was the 2nd Estate?
The second top group of France that comprised about 2% of the population. This group was made up of Nobles.
What was the 3rd Estate?
The remaining 97% of French population that was represented by wealthy merchants and professionals as well craftsmen, farmers, and peasants
What was the Estates General?
A meeting of representatives from each of the 3 Estates. This meeting was called together by Louis XVI in order to determine what new tax laws could be passed in order to raise more money.
Which Estate carried the burden of taxes yet was 'under-represented in the Estates General?
The 3rd Estate