10. HOW WAS THE FRENCH SOCIETY DIVIDED BEFORE THE REVOLUTION?


1.      Before the revolution, The French society was divided into three social classes : The first Estate, the second estate and the third estate,  in the descending order
2.      The first estate consisted of higher order of priests and clergy.
3.      Nobles and landlords were included in the second estate.
4.      First two classes together accounted for only four percent of the French population.
5.      The rest 96 percent constituted the third estates. Merchants, lawyers, doctors, teachers, craftsman, farmers and serfs included in the third estates.