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.
The freedom of the people was granted. However, this had effects in other places. For instance, the American Revolution inspired people in Ireland, Poland, Haiti, France and Netherlands who revolted against leadership. There were revolts in the entire Spanish empire after the American Revolution. The American Revolution also led to the emergence of new nations and colonies.
In other words, the Federalists were worried they would lose their already set status when it came to society and the political world. Federalists were strict believers in what is stated in the constitution and questioned the legality in purchasing the Louisiana Territory. The Federalists believed that the Louisiana Purchase would only harm the community, not help them so they were against the purchase of the land. Jefferson, when contemplating the purchase of the land, needed to take what his people felt into consideration. He polled the representatives with the treaty passing with a 24-7
Thomas Hobbes an English writer of Leviathan agreed to this political idea. Although in his writing of the Leviathan he says “ for powers divided mutually destroy each other.” Which means that when the power is divided then the people in charge will fight over and destroy each other about how much power they each have. He also says “... that making profession of the laws, endeavour to make them depend upon their own learning, and not upon the legislative power.” (Leviathan, 1651) saying that the people should have a say in the laws that are set for them and try to let them use their own knowledge and not the legislative
When one looks at all the revolutions the earth there are many differences. Evry revolution is different but every revolution have one thing in common, one group of people is being oppressed by another. For this essay we are supposed to compare two different revolutions to the American Revolution. The two others I chose are the Cuban revolution and the Haitian revolution. To begin, I will look at a little back ground of each revolution and then the main cause.
These revolutions did have some differences, one of which would be the way they would be carried out. The American Revolution occurred to to one side of a country overthrowing their mother country for independence. The French Revolution occurred due to some of the nation wanting to change the way the monarchy functioned, not gain independence. Overall, these two revolutions can be seen as comparing closely. Youngs article articulates the transition one citizen could make from ordinary to
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 our history there have been many wars, revolutions, and consequences to all of these things, such as lives lost or land being destroyed but it was all worth it when they succeeded and got what they wanted, freedom. Many countries go through revolutions because they might have been under rule from another person and or country and wanted their independence. A revolution is when people overthrow a social order or even a government and are in favor of a new system or government. The American Revolution and Haitian Revolution had some similarities and some differences and this is what my argument will be about, comparing and contrasting both revolutions. Both countries, The United States and Haiti, were both fed up with some things and decided to take it into their own hands and revolt.
Already agitated by the British Crown and rule taxation was considered theft for a war they didn’t ask for. Many Americans began to despise monarchy and began to call the actions of the crown unjust. Leading to riots of the actions of the British Government and beginning the sparks for the American Civil War. As we can see the French and Indian War was a long and complicated war. This war caused the final sparks needed to stir up a rebellion by the Colonists in America.
The thinking behind the Enlightenment was what was needed to incite rebellion. Without it, the revolution might never have been. Under the Enlightenment people wanted to rule themselves, rather than be ruled a monarch, and this thinking had a direct link not only with the American Revolution but the French Revolution as well. Because of this we can see that without the Enlightenment, which lead to egalitarian thinking and made people radical and gave them a desire to change the whole system, the revolution might not have been. This is why the Enlightenment is the second most important reason for the revolution, as without it the patriots would not be thinking such radical thoughts, though they still needed a spark, like the turmoil in Boston or the Governmental
The negative opinions were affecting certain people, such as the ones that were put under pressure by doing all the work. This whole situation caused controversy and anger feelings. Even though there wouldn’t be an agreement because of those who accepted slavery to happen and a war would end up happening the government could have ended it by agreeing with the northern states, and instead of seeing those who fought for their rights being killed they should have just set laws favoring all citizens, and not letting violence happen and creating a bigger problem. There were ways to solve a situation like this instead of choosing violence. The civil war could have been prevented if there was union, but instead of choosing other ways they decided to divide and have opposing sides that only caused
I personally believe the French revolution was more complex because the French had to create a new political and social order. It was more violent because royal French neighbors threatened them with large powerful armies. It was far more radical because they had a new government established by people who had little experience in governing. I think the American revolution was not as complex because only had to create a political system because they were already equal under the law. It
(Voltaire 11). If all the people in France had a lot of power, then the structure would be bad. Although other philosophers did not want an absolutist government and wanted the current one removed, these ideas from Voltaire helped accomplish a government with with structure and equality. (Voltaire 13). One that would
The Civil War allowed the United States to make the changes necessary to unify the country. In addition, it began one of the most transitional periods in the United States’ history. This period, the Reconstruction, brought about many political, social, and economic changes, which were both beneficial and disagreeable. The 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments, the Panic of 1873, and the formation of the Ku Klux Klan are just a few examples of heavily impacting events for the United States. During the Reconstruction period there were numerous political transformations in the country.
In Netherlands, challenges to absolutism including the split of the nation, the house of orange, and the state general’s views made its political system change back and forth between a republic and a monarchy. The English civil war also caused switches between republic and monarchy as new forms of government was formed after the king’s death, Oliver Cromwell majorly effected the outcome of the war, and as the political system was changed once again after Cromwell 's death. The glorious revolution brought the creation of a new political system under William 3 and Mary, establishment of Bill of Rights, and the policies of Charles