The second estate of French society was made up of the nobility. These nobles lived on manors which they had inherited. The second estate consisted of about 2% of the total population who owned about 25% of the total land in France.
These nobles collected dues and rent from the peasants who lived on their lands. This endless source of income allowed them to live a lavish lifestyle.
The more help a person has in his garden, the less it belongs to him.
William H. Davis
Vermont, admitted as the 14th state in 1791, was the 1st addition to the original 13 colonies.