answersLogoWhite

0


Best Answer

The Estates General hadn't been used for 150 years because the king was afraid it would afford the nobles too much power. The First Estate consisted of members of the clergy and the Second Estate consisted of nobility.

User Avatar

Wiki User

10y ago
This answer is:
User Avatar

Add your answer:

Earn +20 pts
Q: Why hadn't the estates general been used in 150 years prior to this time?
Write your answer...
Submit
Still have questions?
magnify glass
imp
Continue Learning about World History

Why had the estates general not met for 175 years?

The Estates General was called at the discretion of the king. For 175 years, no monarch had chosen to call a meeting. Louis XVI was flummoxed over what to do about France's economic problems, as well as how voting should be done. The Third Estate was at a disadvantage when the vote went by estate, since the First and Second Estates tended to vote together.


What issue led to the first meeting of the estates general in 175 years?

proposed taxation of the second estate


What was an important legislative body in France?

The French Revolution began in 1789. The traditional legislature of France before the Revolution was the Estates-General, although this body had not met in over 100 years.


What where the three estates during the french revolution?

the 3 estates during the French Revolution were; members of the clergy made up the 1st estate, nobles the 2nd estate, and the rest of the people the 3rd estate. the 3rd estate included the working people of the cities and a large and prosperous middle class made up chiefly of merchants, lawyers, and government officials.


How did the estate system under the old regime contribute to unrest in France?

The third estate was treated unfairly under the old regime because they had to do all the labor, provide all the food, and were burdened with all the taxes of the French population. Also, when they complained of their oppression to the Estate's General (after Louis XVI called it back after 175 years) none of their suggested/ demanded reforms were passed, since they were outvoted by the first and second estates. The first and second estates were made up of the clergy and nobility, respectively, and they were happy with the way the government worked at the time, since they did not have to work or pay taxes. But they only made up about 3% of the population, and the third estate, the peasants, working class, and bourgeoisie (middle class) were 97% of France's population. Yet in the Estate's General, their influence was minimal since they only got one of three votes. Because of all this, the estate system contributed immensely to unrest in France, and later to the French Revolution

Related questions

Why hadn't the Estates General been used in 150 years prior to 1789?

The Estate General had not been used because of the resentment of the church. The clergy and royalty were too closely related with one another.


Why Had the Estates-General not been called for 175 years?

The purpose of estates-general was to approve new taxes. However, the King did not consent and began reforming tax. But, in 1788, the Estate-general was called after 175 years.


Explain why no king had called upon the estates general in 150 years?

Kings were afraid that the nobles would be able to overthrow the king, if they were given the power of an Estates General.


Why had the estates general not met for 175 years?

The Estates General was called at the discretion of the king. For 175 years, no monarch had chosen to call a meeting. Louis XVI was flummoxed over what to do about France's economic problems, as well as how voting should be done. The Third Estate was at a disadvantage when the vote went by estate, since the First and Second Estates tended to vote together.


What issue led to the first meeting of the estates general in 175 years?

proposed taxation of the second estate


In General Hospital what does CO77X mean?

CO77X was the booking ID given to Franco when Dante arrested him for tagging years prior.


Why was the meeting of the Estates-General unsuccessful?

Because the Third Estate refused to abide by the rules in use 150 years ago when that institution last met. The Third Estate believed that a more democratic and representative government was essential. They began meeting as a separate entity entitled the National Assembly which did not set well with the Clergy or the Nobles. They were insistent and persistent and they were resolved to abandon the rules of the Estates General.


What are the qualifications for attorney general in Louisiana?

The qualifications of a candidate for Attorney General in Louisiana are that they be at least twenty-five years old, and be a United States and Louisiana citizen for at least five years prior to the election. The candidate must also be permitted to practice law in the state for at least 5 years.


Is there a statute of limitation for child support enforcement on orders prior to 1997 in Illinois?

Yes; in general, it's 20 years unless the judgment has been "revived."


Do you need to get a Rubella shot prior to trying to get pregnant if you had one 12 years ago?

Talk with your doctor about this. Sometimes any doctor will answer a general question like this.


Why not call the Estates-General for 175 years?

When you hold the job as an absolute monarch, there is little reason to waste your time talking to a bunch of priests, peasants and subservient nobles about petty matters like taxation, food shortages and the National debt.


What are the second estates privileges?

The first estate was the class of clergymen. The first estate was exempted from all taxes except for an optional tax payment once every 5 years. They also had the right to be represented and run for office in the first estate of the estates-general, the french parliament, when it was called into session by the king.