French overthrew their internal government, while Haiti overthrew their external government. The French revolution was the start of enlightenment ideas coming into place in Europe. The french were in debt The French monarchs had unlimited power and also declared themselves as representatives of god. This revolution stirred among the French leading to the rise of Napoleon. The Haitian Revolution influenced slave rebellions in the United States and the British Colonies.
These ideas and beliefs would cause a revolution in France, causing the French Revolution (1789 to 1799). “The French Revolution actualized the Enlightenment 's greatest intellectual breakthrough: detaching the political from the theocratic” (Mishra 3). By the peasants realizing things were unfair with Nobles, Kings, and other high social figures at the time were getting there way, like not having to pay taxes. The Enlightenment is what fueled the French Revolution, by people having new ideas about social justice. “Its leading voices combined confidence in the human mind and human enterprise inspired by scientific revolution and faith in the power of rational criticism to challenge the intellectual authority of tradition and the christian past” (Kagan 589).
The precise role of the French revolution in the Haitian revolution has been debated. It has been demonstrated; however, that basis of St. Dominque’s volatility was rooted in the fact that it was a society based on the exploitation of slave labour. The French revolution would also help the enslaved people in a very practical way. The overthrow of the old regime in France meant that the traditional sources of power and authority were weakened. Thus, the white oligarchy was stripped of its usual supports.
Its impact spread to other regions and foreshadowed similar social, economic, and political changes in these regions. Haiti opened the door for the abolishment of slavery, as this new idea of equality among the people spread to other countries. Haiti became the second independent country on the American continent after the United States, making the new nation another beacon of light for
Until then the National Assembly was divided into people who wanted to abolish slavery as all men are equal and into people who were against the abolition as this would harm the French economy. However, the principles of the Revolution led to uprisings in Saint Domingue in 1791 already. The very violent Haitian revolution which lasted until 1804 finally led to the independent republic of Haiti. Other colonies became independent far after the Revolution and some are still French departements
The United States Declaration of Independence, and the French Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen, are similar documents stressing freedom and equality. Besides that, they are very different documents. Not because of the content, but because why they were written. The United States Declaration of Independence was written to outline how the States had been wronged long enough by the British. The French Declaration was written to outline and put into writing the natural rights that each citizen had.
He abolished serfdom and feudalism so many peasants were freed from the obligations of the feudal system. The Napoleonic Code gained the support of the peasants; the Concordat gained the support of the Catholics; and the Bank of France gained the support of the nobles. However, there was also a less-liberal side to the Napoleonic Code. Some examples include that trade unions were forbidden and women were considered inferior to men by law. This was a step back to the increased rights women had during the revolution.
After the awareness of the slaves’ capabilities and the living in communities with slaves, white people in the North that still supported slavery changed their stance after seeing first hand that black people, not just the few free blacks, were similar to everyone else. After the Underground Railroad, moral code came into question, and with the Constitution demanding all people be equal, the people in the North could no longer bear to uphold slavery. The Underground Railroad was risky and dangerous, but it furthered racial equality by creating a coalition against slavery and by freeing African
This was the Reign Of Terror. After this, an era of more moderation finally started. Because of the weak and inefficient government the general Napoleon Bonaparte took over the power. The Emperor had good ideas about human rights and invested the money of France with it’s population. He made railroads and public schools for the poor.
That is why I am going be comparing and contrasting that two revolution, so that you can give me your opinion. The French Revolution took place in 1789 and ended in the late 1790´s. The purpose of The French Revolution was the third estate wanted their rights and freedom. The reason why i 'm saying this is because when the king would call a meeting to the estates general. The first
Comparing and Contrasting In the year 1776 the great American revolution occurd. This led the rebellion of France for their freedom. Both revolutions were violent, complex, and radical. One revolution had to be more violent, complex, and radical. I personally believe the French revolution was more complex because the French had to create a new political and social order.
Looking to insure order, the elite turned to racial differences as their answer. Before Bacon’s Rebellion, African slavery, based solely on race, was not a concept. However, recognizing an opportunity to split the working class, reducing the unity amongst them, the elite institutionalized political differences among whites and people of color. They began by instituting new laws that granted white working class men elevated privileges, creating a “psychological wage” that led them to believe that they were of a higher stature than people of color. At the same time, the flow of new indentured servants traveling to the New World greatly decreased due to the Great Fire of London.