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.
Our memories are card indexes--consulted, and then put back in disorder, by authorities whom we do not control.
On December 20, 1860, South Carolina was the first state to secede from the Union.