The Estates General

In 1789, the government was short of money therefore, Louis XVI arranged the meeting of the Estates-General comprising of all three estates. They came to a conclusion that they should increase taxes. However, at that time the 3rd estate couldn’t afford to pay so many taxes. The 3 rd estate in desperation declared it self the sovereign National Assembly. This led to the revolution because the French citizen once again couldn’t cope with taxes but couldn’t change it because they didn’t have power. Thus, they wanted a say in how the country was run.