Announcement of the States General Meeting.

On 8th August, The Meeting of the States-General was scheduled for the 1 st May of 1789, which had not been met since 1614. At the suggestion of finance minister Brienne, the King agreed to gather a meeting, an assembly of the nobilityGroup of people who belong to the highest social class and have special titles such as Duke or Duchess., clergyThe people who perform religious order and conducts religious worship in the Christian church., and civilians (the Third Estate) to hear a list of complaints.

To resolve the kingdom’s financial crises, crop failures and food shortages caused an increase in bread prices. The people suffered from hunger during the year.

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