During the time period of c.1750 and c.1900, the spread of enlightenment ideas gradually sparked many revolts and revolution in different parts of Europe. The American Revolution against the British and the French Enlightenment writer, Voltaire, inspired the French Revolution. The French Revolution and the spread of enlightenment ideas also inspired the Haitian revolution. Both Revolutions that occurred in France and Haiti was inspired by the growing sense of unity, pride, and comrade between the people of the nation, most commonly between the same classes. This sense of unity was known as nationalism.
Maximilien Robespierre was a French lawyer, leader of the radical Jacobins and one of the most influential figures in the French Revolution. Robespierre was also the chairmen of the Committee of Public Safety and one of the leaders of the Reign of Terror, who signed off death certificates. Robespierre helped push the French Revolution along, helping the people to become educated and equipped to revolt against the absolute monarchy and demand for their freedom. What Robespierre meant by his quote was that if people continued to stay uneducated they would also stay in captivity because they would not know that they didn’t have freedom because they were ignorant. Robespierre understood that the once someone became enlightened or educated they not only became a physical threat but also a mental threat to power and the government.
In addition, although they all had constitutions, the Haitian Revolution worked to abolish slavery. This is different since both the American and French Constitutions had slavery involvement within them. Another reason on why it’s more revolutionary is because it has a major impact to the slave society. This brought fear to slave owners, and increased rebellions. Overall, the Haitian Revolution is more revolutionary because it resulted in a successful slave
In addition, King John alienated the towns of England from the Church. His nobles wrote the Magna Carta in hope to gain fundamental rights. King John was against this document, but he was forced to agree to these laws when his nobles captured London. In 1215, the document was officially signed and the free people of England were granted basic human rights. The Magna Carta is still one of the most important documents today because of the influential impact on valuable documents such as the United States Declaration of Independence, the United States Bill of Rights, and the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights.
Each one has made a significant impact on their societies. However, I believe that the Haitian Revolution was the most revolutionary. To begin with, the goal of the French revolution was to abolish the harsh taxes pressed onto the citizens of France. The Declaration of the Rights of Man, a document made within the French revolution, defines the National Assembly’s
The most important cause of the Democratic Revolutions of the seventeen-seventy's and the eighteen-ten’s was political because the people did not have a voice in the government. Before the French Revolution, France was ruled by monarchies. Kings and queens ruled France and had the power of its people. For example, in the article of the “ French Revolution” it states that during their ruling time, they enjoyed his power by using the “ Letter de Cachet” to arrest innocent people. As well, they did not care about their citizens.
By centralizing the seat of government and the members of his court away from the centers of power in Paris, Louis was able to weaken the nobility and increase his control over state and government affairs. According to the article, Louis XIV and Versailles, The Palace of Versailles, “as symbol of France's new prominence as a European super-power, Louis XIV officially installed his government at Versailles.” The reason and intentions behind moving the government to Versailles, reflects how he believes in absolute monarchism because his decisions relied on no one else ,but him.King Louis XIV himself had said, “I am the State. It is legal because I wish it.” This quote also demonstrates his belief of absolutism by being able to make laws legal just by commanding them to happen. King Louis XIV decided to invite Nobles of a certain rank to live at Versailles for a portion of every year. King Louis XIV hoped this would deter the noble class “from developing their own regional power,” according to the article, The Palace of Versailles.
The idea of social contract stressed the equality of human beings between a people and its rulers. Such concepts were expressed in the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen during the French Revolution, which is frequently linked to the French Revolution. The French revolution happened in French rather than the United Kingdom is because of their different social situations. Different from French, the power of the empire was controlled strictly by the parliament since Glorious Revolution in the United Kingdom. Oppositely, the capitalist in France, don’t have the same political status as their economic status is rising, which triggered the in-satisfaction of the citizen.in n the night of 4 August 1789 the National Constituent Assembly abolished feudalism, sweeping away.
Many philosophers believed that the government had too much power over the people and they began to work to change that. For example, John Locke believed that people should have natural rights such as life, liberty, and property and that the government should not take away these rights and instead should protect them. If the government did not protect these rights the people could overthrow the government. This idea changed everything because in the end it influenced the English to use this idea in their Declaration of Independence to break away from Britain. Montesquieu was another philosopher who helped make the Enlightenment a turning point.
The enlightenment philosophers were one of the first to suggest a world where the people had control over the place where they were living. These ideas eventually lead to the French Revolution, which occurred after the people of France decided to rebel over their government, after seeing the successful revolution of the Americans. The power shifted to the people, for the first time in France. The Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen was a document written by the French people, in which they listed all the rights that they wanted to have in
What is a revolution? A revolution is a movement that people do for a change in the government because reasons, such as equality rights. For example, during the late 1700s, the French Revolution began to occur for that reason. Years later, the Haitian Revolution then occurred. Similar to the French, it also started because of wanting equality rights.
He saw hope in the people as he interacted with them in daily life and then tried to diplomatically solve the issues that the revolting nation was having with France. Toussaint was imprisoned and executed. The people were scattered and then Dessaline took the fight in his hands for a free Haiti. The country was the first free black country and paved the way for many other revolutions. I believe that some countries and leaders still oppose Haiti and their
What Caused the American Revolution The American Revolution was a battle for leadership in the American colonies. At the time, England controlled nearly all aspects, mostly the political and economic, of the colonial lives. Their purpose was to strengthen England. The colonies wanted the freedom from all of the control because they were doing fine without England. The new colonies wanted a successful economy and be their own society, but was held back for England.