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.
We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.
Mother Teresa of Calcutta
Martha Washington is the only woman whose portrait has ever appeared on a US currency note.