Similarities Between American And French Revolution

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The French Revolution and the American Revolution were both very significant parts of past history as they have had major effects on the future since. However, even though these revolutions took place around the same time frame there were many significant differences made evident through the wars. These two Revolutions were very different but there were also some significant similarities in them. These two revolutions were built on two major words freedom and equality and sure one can say that only applies to the American Revolution as the colonies were fighting for their freedom compared to France who was already a developed country. However, in the French Revolution they were fighting freedom from total monarchy control. In both of the …show more content…

In the American revolution, the outcome was that America was able to gain independence and also they were free from the king and were able to make their own choices. In the French Revolution they completely destroyed the monarchy and were able to also get more rights from this as people weren’t controlled by a single monarch who overpowered the common man. Something also very different but yet still similar in context was how these revolutions started from the beginning. The French Revolution started from the storming of the Bastille which was very important as it citizens hope that they could be equal and have a chance to gain their freedoms. In the American Revolution many can argue what really is the beginning of the Revolution however many people do believe that the battles of Lexington and Concord was the true beginning of the revolution. “77 minutemen prepared to fight nearly 250 British soldiers. A shot was fired; although it’s not clear which side fired first. More shots ensued. After the fight came to a close, eight Americans were dead and ten were wounded.” The “shot heard around the world” otherwise known as the first shots of the revolution and it actually played a major part as the rebels signified it as the shots to their freedom and marking the beginning of something …show more content…

Instead what was really important was there was people who were really loyal to the king and did not want to have a revolution as they thought it was completely wrong and then there were people who wanted their freedom and believed that what the king was doing was unfair. One major thing that people don’t understand why some people were loyal to the king was because many times the king paid some people a lot of money just to stay loyal and convince others to remain loyal with him. This actually did bring a lot of animosity between people as some of the very rich people wanted to remain with king while most of the other people wanted to abandon the king. In this case this was very similar to the French Revolution as many times the rich and noble class wanted to maintain the king and did not want to abandon him like the bourgeoisie and the lower class. However, it really didn’t matter what really the rich and noble class thought as the 80 percent of the population was basically peasants. “The Third Estate, the commoners of society, constituted the overwhelming majority of the French population. They were divided by vast differences in occupation, level of education, and wealth. The peasants, who alone constituted 75 to 80 percent of the total population, were by far the largest segment of the Third Estate (568).” These peasants had just about enough with the king and the

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