Equality In The French Revolution

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The French Revolution best met the enlightened ideals of liberty and equality compared to the Haitian and Venezuelan revolutions. Liberty is the state of being free in society from oppressive restrictions imposed by one’s authority. Equality is having the same opportunity, status, and rights as someone else. The French Revolution was the only revolution that carried out the ideals of liberty and equality successfully. The people of Venezuela revolted because Spain controlled the colony to bring in profit, but the people of Venezuela wanted freedom so they did not have trade restrictions. After becoming free, Spain briefly conquered Venezuela, slavery was restored, and trade restrictions were put back in place. Ideas and principles of liberty and equality failed during the Venezuelan revolution due to Spain reconquering the country. The progress of the revolution did not last for long, and no long term process was made. People of Haiti revolted because of slavery and unfair voting. Ninety percent of Haiti’s population was slaves, and this was the main focus of the revolution. Unfair voting took place in the French National Assembly because “the vote was restricted to whites who owned 20 or more slaves” according to student handout 3.1. The outcome of the Haitian revolution was that slavery was abolished on the island, but slave owning countries such as the United States placed an embargo…show more content…
People of France were faced with much more adversity due to unfair taxation, slavery, debt, and being within the homeland. Enlightenment thinkers inspired the people of France to gain knowledge and realize that absolute monarchy is a terrible form of government, and to replace it with a government in which rights are granted, and the power of the government lies in the hands of the people. The French people succeed, and ideals of liberty and equality became a way of life for the
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