The countries that were controlled by the imperialists saw the American Revolution as a good lesson for them. The American Revolution also helped to develop political reforms in Britain. The French Revolution had a huge impact not only on Europe but the New World. The French Revolution also helped France by giving them new ideas on religion, politics, and society. But the French impact was deeper if other countries were closer, this caused the French Revolution to bring liberalism and put an end to feudal and traditional laws.
The Revolution came from them- the middle class. The working classes were incapable of starting or controlling the Revolution. They were just beginning to learn to read.” Although the idea is true considering the low literacy among people in the 18th century, without the support of the working classes, the overthrow of the monarchy cannot be done. Lord Acton suggests that “…the suffering of the people was not greater than they had been before. The ideas of the philosophes were not directly responsible for the outbreak…[but] the spark that changed thought into action was supplied by the Declaration of American Independence.” As supporters of American Independence, Frenchmen are familiar with that “news”.
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.
Braford E. Burns began writing The Poverty of Progress as a historical essay arguing against the “modernization” of nineteenth century Latin America. Burns argues that modernization was preformed against the will of the majority and benefited a small group of Creole Elite, while causing an exponential drop in the quality of life for folk majority. Burns supports his research through a series of dichotomies. Within the first twenty years of the nineteenth century the majority of Latin America gained independence from Spain. Prior to the Latin American countries gaining independence, the Creole elites expressed great displeasure with the crown and readily equated themselves with the American colonists before gaining independence from Britain.
He was able to arrest anyone at any time and take them to prison. The French Revolution started because they had a monarch, which abused all the power they had against the citizens. This shows how politics was the most important cause of the Democratic Revolutions because the citizens didn 't want one person to control everything with absolute power. The citizens wanted to have an opinion or a voice in the government as in voting and having the same laws for all citizens. The 3rd estate revolted against the king and formed a National Assembly to be heard and represented.
Although usually during the revolution you go pass lots of different things, however in the end it leads you back to where you started. An example of this would be the French Revolution, where some people would say it was an important revolution that had a big impact. In simpler terms the revolution changed a Bourbon for a Bonaparte for the monarch. The American Revolution was a little bit of both. Many people who studied the American Revolution would say that it was very contradictory because of reasons like the man who wrote the declaration of independence and said all men are created equal, yet he owned slaves.
The trigger was a French invasion of Spain. Napoleon Bonaparte, overthrew the Bourbon dynasty Spanish king, sending him to exile, and appointed his brother, Joseph Bonaparte, as a new king of Spain. People of the colonies refused to accept the usurper, yet were separated in the strategy they had to pursue. Some continued to be loyal to the Spanish royal family, however, others chose autonomy and self-governance. Provoked by actions of Napoleon, Spaniards used the French Enlightenment ideas against French men, creating the constitution of Cardiz in 1812.
The Glencoe World History textbook states, “On August 4, 1789, the National Assembly voted to abolish the rights of the landlords, as well as the nobles and clergy members.” This piece of evidence shows how the French people wanted to put an end to the old rights and they wanted to create new set of rights that would be fair and equal to all of the people. Also, they were too tired from the cruel treatment the clergy and nobles used on them so they decided to create their own way of equality. The Glencoe World History textbook also states, “ On August 26, the National Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen…” This piece of evidence demonstrates how the third estate took advantage of their power and they stood up for their rights and finally they created a new set of laws with National Assembly. The Declaration of independence, the English bill of rights, and the charter of basic liberties inspired the Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen. The declaration gave freedom and
Although promising, the French revolution did not end as was expected. It just turned into a massive bloodbath and struggle for power. These poignant events that have occurred during the revolution were used by Blake in his poem to give the readers a raw perspective of what they fail to see around them. He used the power of words to wake up the sleeping desire for a change in governance and fight against tyranny. Much like in Philippine history, many revolutions were to fight against the abusive rulers and the unjust exercise of authority.
“When the government violates the people’s rights, insurrection is, for the people,” -Marquis de Lafayette (J. Llewellyn; S. Thompson). This was the outlook of a man who was willing to cause conflict to reach a compromise for what he believed was right. A compromise would be drafting a declaration of basic human rights and to protect the people of France from a corrupt government. Compromise can be used to stop conflicts, but in return, compromise can also start conflicts. Conflicts takes its form as any disadvantage, disagreement, or problem.