Compare And Contrast The American Revolution And French Revolution

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Gentz wrote about these two historic revolutions in 1800 and compared them on various issues. He acknowledged the fact that these revolutions were completely disparate in their goals and ideas. For example, in the American Revolution the colonies were asking for their traditional rights as English citizens, in a calm and orderly way. On the contrary, the French revolution sought to uproot society's traditions to base them on reason alone. This difference lead Gentz to characterize the American revolution as defensive, and the French as offensive. Due to this, the French revolution was much more violent and fanatical than the American had been. It is known that Gentz had translated the work of Edmund Burke into German, and there
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