Have you ever heard of the Amercian and French Revolution? The American revolution starts in 1765 to 1783 and it was Mostly fought in the 13 colonies. The French Revolution started in 1789 to 1799 and was fought all around the world. I will talk a about the abuses of power, the documents and the outcomes of both the American and the French Revolution.
One of the main differences between the revolutions was the people who were involved in the fights. The American Revolution was between the American colonies against Great Britain. The French Revolution, was between French citizens and the French monarchy. Another reason between the two revolutions is why they were fighting. The Americans Revolution occurred because the American colonists resented being taxed without representation in Parliament.
The American and the French revolutions were more similar than different. One similarity being is that both the Americans and French wanted to escape the rule of their King. Also, both revolutions were started by an uprising of people against unfair taxation by the monarchy. American colonists protested against taxation passed by the English Parliament without any representation in that body. The French middle class protested against the massive taxation load they had
During the Eighteenth Century, France had an absolute monarchy with Louis XVI as king and Marie Antoinette as queen. In that time period, French society was based upon a system of Estates where the clergy made up the First Estate; the nobility comprised the Second Estate, and everyone else including professionals, peasants, and the bourgeoisie made up the Third Estate. The Third Estate was immensely unhappy with the old regime, the Estates General, and Louis XVI’s leadership. France was also in the midst of a fiscal crisis due to the American Revolution, Louis XVI’s lavish lifestyle, the Seven Years War, and the tax exemption of the First and Second Estate. Following the surge of new ideas and impactful philosophers from the Enlightenment,
Revolutionary ideas spread and influenced the the Latin America society. Organized with a hierarchal structure, Latin citizens were governed by the peninsulares but contained a huge class of creoles. Creoles were content with their benefits from plantations, but desired political dominance over the peninsulares. Similar to the United States, they chose the political independence route which was an easier and more peaceful solution. This independence led to the establishment of creole dominated republics. Both the American and French Revolution had similar political purposes of wanting a democracy. However, the French were more violent about the situation. Conquests led to the French’s success while America was influenced through revolution
The militaristic inclination of France during the late 18th and early 19th century was the culmination of the idealism of the newly adopted French political system, and the abrupt character of French people's motivation to implement these ideals. As discontent with the despotic system of government in France increased in magnitude and scale, the will to fight in order to achieve equality became gained momentum. Factors such as the rapid spread of enlightenment ideals, the socio-economic inequity of the three estate system, and leaders’ utilization of French citizens’ new sense of justice to incite warfare, all come together to create an militaristic, imperial French nation.
The American Revolution was between the Americans and England’s King, and the French Revolution was between the French’s king ad the third estate. The Declaration of Independence was created, because the Americans thought that all men should have the same rights and the King of England has done the opposite of what they wanted. The Declaration of the Rights of Man was created, because the French third estate wasn’t being treated like the 1st and 2nd estate and they wanted have rights that was justified. These Revolutions started from Enlightenment ideas. Enlightenment ideas were ideas that would help with individualism. Examples of some Enlightenment Ideas were John Locke and his idea about the division of branches. These two documents were
The Bible says that God created the world in six days, and as an example to us, rested on the seventh. Whether you believe this or not, it set a good framework for the appropriate length of the week. In 1793 during the French Revolution, the National Convention tried to stray from this by creating a new calendar based on the decimal system. The year still consisted of 12 months split into thirty days, but these days were split into ten hours, and these hours split into one hundred minutes, and those minutes split into one hundred seconds. The calendar was conceived as part of a movement to remove all traces of the catholic church, who the revolutionaries blamed for a great portion of the despots’ power. But
One of the direct causes of the French Revolution was the incapability of the Royal Treasury in resolving its problems. The fiscal crisis of 1786 worsened the situation since France had been living beyond its means since seventeenth century. The unique features and hostile reactions provoked by the fiscal system of the state during the Ancien Regime were also responsible for the French Revolution. Another major reason for the French Revolution was bankruptcy of the state due to conflicts between the Monarchy and nobility to rule out the tax reforms, which were detrimental to the progress of the state. Furthermore, there had been an increase in social antagonism between the bourgeoisie and the aristocracy. Louis XVI’s inefficiency to resolve
Starting in 1789, The French Revolution was a time of complete pandemonium and violence. The French Revolution appropriately acquired the name of the “Reign of Terror” for its huge amount of undeserving deaths. During this time, peasants and other members of the third estate revolted against the monarchy and the social structure of France. The people who were alleged to be against this revolution would be directed to the guillotine. The guillotine was a device used to decapitate one's head. The wealthy and upper-class members (aristocrats) of the first and second estate was generally against the revolution, so they were targeted. As aristocrats discovered they were under fire, many started fleeing to England. The French Revolution affected
The Great Fear also known as Grande Peru during 1789 in the French Revolution. The French Revolution was a movement between 1787 and 1799. The French Revolution was one of the most significant and violent revolutions. There were many general causes that started the French Revolution.
Where the American Revolution was met with eagerness by Louis XVI and indifference by other European monarchs, the French Revolution of 1789 was met with great animosity by almost all of the monarchs of Europe. The French sent aid to the Colonists where the french suddenly found themselves at war with almost all of the major powers in Europe upon the formation of the First French Republic. The then newly formed United States was a much safer place to live than France after the Revolution, due to the difference mad man Robespierre who slaughtered his own countrymen by the tens of thousands to keep power, and the American President Washington willingly relinquished power in favor of the democratic system provided for by the Constitution. This brings the next and most measurable different between the French and American revolutionaries- their most important leaders; for the french it tended to be strong men and leaders , where for the Americans it was the Constitution and her provisions (Holder 2016.) The French also practiced much more violent victory proceedings in order to strike fear into the hearts and minds of their oppressors. Where as the Americans were much less concerned with being feared than respected. For the french the war was against a class of oppressors, but for the americans were fighting for freedom from a distant ruler who had little
Power, and the way it is distributed, has changed over the years. The democratic system seen today in most 1st world countries which embodies the motif of the common man having power over his own destiny is a stark contrast to the despotisms, empires, and monarchies of the past. The greatest upheaval of this old system happened in the waning years of the 18th century, with the French peasantry throwing off their heavy yokes burdened upon them by their greedy and unqualified royal masters and becoming the masters of their own destiny (by appointing for themselves an emperor instead of a king). What happened in those years long past still echoes today as the model method for overthrowing oppression and taking ownership of one’s own destiny from the selfish clutches that they first had been stricken to.
Early on in the French Revolution, in his memoir on press freedom submitted to the Estates-General in June 1789, Jean-Pierre Brissot (1754–93), later a prominent revolutionary leader, proclaimed liberty of the press “un droit naturel à l’homme.” Loathed by Maximilien Robespierre, Brissot, together with his political allies, was later guillotined in October 1793 by the Montagne, the political faction that organized the Terror of 1793–94. During 1789 and throughout the period down to the coup that brought the Montagne to power in June 1793, no one publicized the demand for full freedom of expression more vigorously than Brissot. He also raised the issue of liberty from theater censorship, something which at that time existed nowhere in Europe, or indeed anywhere else,
As more revolutions occurred around the globe in the 18th century, they could almost always be connected to the philosophies brought about by the Age of Enlightenment. This age, encouraging freedom and equality, not to mention a government intended to protect the natural rights of citizens, naturally conflicted with any abuses of power by a government at the time. As a result, revolutions such as the French Revolution, the Venezuelan Revolution, and the Haitian Revolution were born. Furthermore, these three in particular were influenced in their changes in government, the leaders that were inspired by these philosophies, the ways that they obtained freedom, and what they accomplished regarding human rights. When looking at these different