By far the largest social group in France was the third estate, making up nearly 97% of the population. Members of this estate had few rights and little political power.
Life was difficult, and it was nearly impossible for them to get ahead. Members of the third estate were required to pay a 10% tithe to the Church, dues to their feudal lord, and a land tax to the king. This left them with little to support their families.
When grace is joined with wrinkles, it is adorable. There is an unspeakable dawn in happy old age.
Vermont, admitted as the 14th state in 1791, was the 1st addition to the original 13 colonies.