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Abbe Sieyes born as Emmanuel Joseph Sieyes was a catholic clergyman and a towering figure in the French Revolution. Sieyes was elected a deputy of the Third Estate. The Third Estate meant asking on how the nation could prosper and by that members of this estate had very few rights and little political power. Life became difficult for them and also required to pay 10% to the church which then made it difficult to support their families do to the tax. The third estate was then divided into three groups the bourgeoisie. Marvin Perry explains, “The bourgeoisie consisted of merchant manufacturers, wholesale merchants, bankers, master craftsmen, doctors, lawyers, intellectuals, and government officials (Perry 2014).” They did have wealth but had

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