What was the impact of revolution on the Church and Second estate?

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What was the impact of revolution on the Church and Second estate?

The French revolution wiped out all the religious signs and estates which affected the churches who were so far dominating the French scene . The cult of the supreme being was now chosen for the spirituality of the people.

Q. What did the second estate do in the French Revolution?

In addition to keeping registers of births, deaths and marriages, the clergy also had the power to levy a 10% tax known as the tithe. The Second Estate consisted of the nobility of France, including members of the royal family, except for the King. Members of the Second Estate did not have to pay any taxes.

Q. What did the second estate do?

1. The Second Estate was one of France’s three social orders. It contained all French citizens who possessed a noble title, either through birth, royal gift or venal purchase. 2.

Q. Why was the second estate unfair?

Why was the second estate unfair? Terms in this set (41) The causes of the French Revolution were that the Estate System was unfair, the government of France was into much debt, and was therefore taxing too much, and that people resented the power of the Church.

Q. What did the 2nd estate want?

Although the Second Estate was considered to be the nobility there were some that were poor, many had some wealth, and a few were filthy rich. Both the First Estate and Second Estate did not want anything to change in France unless there was chance they could gain more political power.

Q. What was the second estate called?

Estates-General, also called States General, French États-Généraux, in France of the pre-Revolution monarchy, the representative assembly of the three “estates,” or orders of the realm: the clergy (First Estate) and nobility (Second Estate)—which were privileged minorities—and the Third Estate, which represented the …

Q. Why is the estate system unfair?

The causes of the French Revolution were that the Estate System was unfair, the government of France was into much debt, and was therefore taxing too much, and that people resented the power of the Church. The third estate was overtaxed because the government was in debt. This caused the third estate to demand reform.

Q. How did separation of church and state affect the French Revolution?

The conflict between the French Revolution and the Catholic Church over such issues as the abolition of the tithe (August 1789), the nationalization of church lands (November 1789), and the Civil Constitution of the Clergy (July 1790) resulted in the supremacy of the state.

Q. How many nobles were killed in the French Revolution?

Over approximately 300 000 nobles, 18 000-19 000 were killed which is around 6% of the whole noble population, which isn’t a lot compared to the rest of the other social classes (most nobles fled to Switzerland or hid during the massacres).

Q. How many were in the second estate?

The concept of venality allowed wealthier members of the Third Estate to become members of the Second Estate. The Second Estate was generally made up of between one and one and a half percent of the population.

Q. Why was the voting in the Estates General unfair?

Voting in the Estates General was unfair because each Estate only had 1 vote… The 1st and 2nd Estate always voted together and prevented the 3rd Estate from any reform. Think about how many people made up the 3rd Estate.

Q. What caused the three estates?

France under the Ancien Régime was divided society into three estates: the First Estate (clergy); the Second Estate (nobility); and the Third Estate (commoners). The desire for more efficient tax collection was one of the major causes for French administrative and royal centralization.

Q. Is France more Catholic or Protestant?

In 2017, the Pew Research Center found in their Global Attitudes Survey that 54.2% of the French regarded themselves as Christians, with 47.4% belonging to the Catholic Church, 3.6% were Unaffiliated Christians, 2.2% were Protestants, 1.0% were Eastern Orthodox.

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