Causes Of The American Revolutions

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In 1848, a series of republican revolts broke out against the European monarchies. These revolts happened in France, Italy, Prussia, and Austria-Hungary. Ending in failure, the revolutions were followed by widespread frustration among the liberals. Each major country that partook in the revolutions had specific leaders that wanted to get their nations change. Each of the nation’s revolts had different outcomes and degrees of “success”. With the help of their leaders, revolutions in Italy, France, Prussia, and Austria-Hungary ended with small pieces of success, but mostly in failure. The French Revolution as a whole had a large impact on all of Europe and there were several different causes and goals throughout. A large part of the cause of…show more content…
France’s revolution was called the February Revolution, because it began in February. The revolution started so France could try to fix voting restrictions, political corruption, and the poor economic conditions. A large cause of France’s revolution was with the voting. Before the revolution, only a thirtieth of adult males could vote. France’s leader, Louis Philippe, was strongly against changing the standards for voting. Although he did not want voting changes, most of France did which then resulted in the revolution. France’s population was aiming for universal male suffrage so that all males could vote even if they were not highly educated. To get what they wanted, the working class put up barricades in the street. They also sent a mob to Louis Philippe in order to scare him into abdicating. They got the male suffrage they wanted, and Louis Napoleon Bonaparte was elected. Bonaparte claimed to be liberal but did not follow what he said and ended up making himself emperor. After getting Louis abdicated, France’s people set on helping unemployment. Radical Republicans got the government to pass socialist programs which led to the creation of National Workshops. The National Workshops were establishments where workers were guaranteed work, yet it left workers unhappy because the government did not take them very seriously. This led to violence in Paris and very unhappy…show more content…
The March Revolution, a nationalist movement, began mainly because of the want for a constitution. Prussia’s leader, Frederick William IV, was afraid of giving them a constitution because he was weak. He was a bad leader since Prussia’s success was only because of the work of administrators in the government, and they were the ones favoring a constitution. The March Revolution had some success because in response to the revolts, Frederick William IV allowed a Prussian assembly to be created. The ones elected wanted to unite with Germany to challenge Russia. The March Revolution’s little success was later squashed because Frederick changed his mind and got rid of the whole assembly. Along with the Prussian revolution was the German revolution since they wanted to unite. The goals for the German revolution, discussed at the Frankfurt Assembly, was to unify a Liberal Germany that was governed with a constitution. The German Revolution had some success because a Declaration of the Rights of German People was created. It gave rights to just the Germans and not all of mankind. On the other hand, the German revolutions did not have success because Frederick William IV did not agree to rule over and unite Germany. Frederick realized that it would start a war with Austria and make him a constitutional monarch which he did not want to do or be. Everything in Germany went
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