The Estates General is typically described as being made up of the First Estate - the Clergy, the Second Estate - the Nobility, and the Third Estate - "Everybody Else". The commoners, or the Third Estate, are represented by the one carrying the other two estate on his back. And it was this third estate that was supposed to pay the increased taxes proposed by Louis XVI.

The Estates General is typically described as being made up of the First Estate - the Clergy, the Second Estate - the Nobility, and the Third Estate - "Everybody Else". The commoners, or the Third Estate, are represented by the one carrying the other two estate on his back. And it was this third estate that was supposed to pay the increased taxes proposed by Louis XVI.

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Tableau représentant l'ouverture des états généraux à Versailles le 5 mai 1789

Tableau représentant l'ouverture des états généraux à Versailles le 5 mai 1789

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Painting by Auguste Couder showing the opening of the Estates-General Source: Wikipedia (public domain)

Painting by Auguste Couder showing the opening of the Estates-General Source: Wikipedia (public domain)

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