The American Revolution was a successful revolt of the colonies and their mother country in a fight for their independence. It was successful, because the new independent country known as the United States of America was formed, and can still be seen today. However, the revolution goes very in depth on how it happened. The revolution was a very tough and long war between Great Britain, the mother country, and their colonies. This war led the colonies to gain their independence from Great Britain and form, what we know today as the United States of America.
The American Revolution arose from the escalating conflict between the thirteen colonies and their mother country, Great Britain. This uprising took place between 1775 and 1783. By the end of the war, the thirteen colonies, in victory, had gained their independence from Britain and were to be called the United States of America. Some argue that the increasing debt of the British Empire, aided the Americans’ win in the Revolutionary war the most. However the different battle tactics used by the colonial militia and intervention of other countries like France played a role on a much larger scale in the result of America’s victory.
The Enlightenment was mainly introduced to the people by the French soldiers who came back from America. The people started to question everything: why did they have to pay all the tax? Why were they being granted no privileges? Such questions made French society and the Ancien regime seem extremely unfair. The people started to complain, calling our for “liberty, equality, fraternity.” Thanks to the American War of Independence, France reached an Age of Enlightenment where they wanted a change in
Since the dawn of civilization, there have been many empires and nations in which power was held by a small set of individuals. Monarchs and emperors often claimed to rule by divine right or, in some cases, they simply claimed to be divine. These regimes would oppress the people and create extreme gaps in social status. In the 18th century, the Enlightenment movement ran directly counter to ideas of absolutism that many rulers practiced. Revolutions become very common in the late 18th century as people were very unhappy with their government.
The Americans wanted freedom, the french wanted to eliminate the monarchy. They both wanted to technically revolt against the government. The Americans and the French joined together to fight against the British. Then the French was in debt with the Americans because of the Seven Year War. Both revolutions spurred a strong response from the other nation.
In addition, two revolutions are both caused by people who stood up against absolute monarchy. Then how could American Revolution accomplished more than French revolution? This is because, unlike French, Americans fought against the Great Britain to defend, preserve and return their natural (traditional) rights, which were originally theirs before the Great Britain colonized the land. On the other hand, French tried to change their already stabled government into government based on equality, liberty and fraternity, which is not existed at first (also called abstraction). Therefore it might be not as easy as change not stabled government into stabled
Mercantilism was the main reason for the increase of tariffs. Traders were restricted to import goods outside France while export brought benefits and profits to France in rulers’ point of view. Native-born professionals and elites in the Spain were insulted by Spanish kings in order to exercise their power over the citizens of the colonies and to set heavy taxes to them. Therefore, the elites brought about enlightenment to arouse public awareness about the overthrow of government upon
As teens rebel against their mothers, so to did America rebel against the British during the 18th Century. However, also like children they followed their mother’s footsteps. Oliver Cromwell led a revolt against the Staurt monarchy and similarly colonists revolted against the British. During this time, an English philosopher named John Locke wrote works on political philosophies, mainly against the Stuarts. John Locke would have believed that the American colonists justified their resentments against the British especially, since the British stole their fundamental rights of liberty, property, and life.
Because the Magna Carta is a precursor to the Declaration of Independence and is backed up by irrefutable evidence, the conclusion can be drawn that the Declaration of Independence was influenced by the Magna Carta. The Magna Carta, in many ways, facilitated and shaped of the Declaration of Independence as well as being very similar. The Magna Carta and the Declaration of Independence were both the result of wars; in America the colonists rebelled against the British, and King John’s nobles rebelled against him in England. Both of these documents exercised the idea that there should be limitations on the power of the government and the people should dissolve an insufficient government if it oversteps those limitations. Both documents also explicitly state “all men are created equal” and should be treated equally for that reason.
John Locke an English writer states that “ As guards and fences to the properties of all the members of the society, to limit the power and moderate the domination, of every part and member of the society.” (Doc.5) ‘Society’- The general public must endeavor to fight for a say in court for the laws that are being created and used against for them. Through people like Locke, it created an equality in the government, which now involved the voices of the lower class(Mkay). Voltaire, French writer and most famously known for “ I may not agree with what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.” , (Doc 6. )Writes the letters on the English, which highlight the importance of a well-governed government, one of which involves the help of all, not just nobles. These two men, stated above are one of the many which shifted a change in mind in England during and after the Glorious Revolution, which can be considered a part of the
On December 26, 1776, Washington had made a plan to attack, knowing it was Christmas. He knew the British would be celebrating by drinking loads of alcohol, which triggered them to get drunk. While intoxicated, the British couldn’t defend themselves which led to another victory for the colonists in this battle. The Battle of Saratoga was when France had officially established an alliance with the American colonists. Starting on September 19, 1777, British General John Burgoyne attacked the Americans at the location of Bemis Heights.
These taxes affected the rich and poor alike and when tensions escalated and after Jefferson wrote the Declaration Of Independence, the colonists rebelled. In France, the situation was a little different. The government there was going broke From King Louis’s extravagant living. While the nobility looked
Voltaire came to a belief in the possibility of a political democracy, however in a restrained version. (Arnold 67). Though when it comes to the question of political democracy, Voltaire demands here are mainly based on specific restraints to individual liberty when it comes to a particular system of justice. This is where the liberty of the individual is understood only in the sense that he is granted certain privileges. Louis XIV had turned France into becoming an extremely hierarchical society with the king at the top and then looking down on everyone else.
It was the American colonies who paved the way into fighting for their freedom and independence. The fight for American independence is the most significant event in history because it helped smaller nations rebel against their mother country, the seven years ' war was over power and land from the French and England, not the colonies, our country shouldn 't have to repay the war debts for England, and the colonies deserve to have a land to call their own. In the beginning, the British colony had experienced a peaceful life under the British rule. Unlike England, the colonies are owned by a majority of low impoverished citizens or peasants that survived on selling goods to provide