King Louis the XVI held the meeting of the estates general because thay had financial problems. It started on May 5 in 1789. because they had a lot of people that want to fight for justice. and thay want to determianed that a person rights, is obligations and stats. thay say that a person belonged in the estate was verey important.there made up of , monks, nuns, parish, priests, and bishops. the membes of the nroman catholic clegy. who numbered about 100,000, made up of the first estate.the curch did not pay for land ,and thay owned 6% of the land and thay were very wealthy.