How many representatives were sent by each estate in the Estates General and members of which estate protested and why?

Answer:

Points to remember

  • The first two estates had sent 300 members each and the third estate had sent 600 members .
  • In the past, voting in the estate was conducted on the basis that each estate had one vote.
  • But the members of the third estate demanded to conduct a vote by the assembly as a whole where each member will have one vote .
  • But the king rejected .
  • As a sign of protest , members of the third estate walked out of the assembly .

Answer to be written

  • The first and second estates representatives were seated in rows facing each other on two sides with 300 members each while the 600 members of the third estate had to stand at the back .
  • Members of the third estate protested because of the following reasons:
    • Voting in the Estates General used to be conducted according to the principle that each estate had one vote. This time too Louis XVI was determined to continue the same practice .
    • But members of the third estate demanded that voting now be conducted by the assembly as a whole , where each member would have one vote .
    • But the king rejected this proposal .
    • As a sign of protest, the members of the third estate walked out of the assembly.
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