As King George did. He ruled a cruel oppressive government that enraged the people and led to the revolutionary
The French Revolution and its effect on society It is important to have a power distribution - a government that governs society's economy, makes and implements laws - but one must take care not to oppress the rights of the people. Also, the ordinary people have - perhaps more than anyone else - something to have said. A country would not work without its people, and if they feel oppressed, an imbalance in the power distribution would arise, which might tip over as it has so many times before.
They had to make some hard decisions and Thomas Jefferson liked how they made a sacrifice to help their beloved country. Like America, France wanted a free country and a strong government. France and America are similar in other ways to. They both fought for what they thought is right, and wanted the people involved with the country. Back in the later days France was fond of the United States because of their support in the war.
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.
Regardless of the French people for wanting a representative government, Napoleon thought that the French had a natural necessity for a type of monarchy. He will offer a French monarchy more effective, crueler and more powerful than any in the Ancient Regime. He will not only limit the freedoms of the French, but destabilized the equality that was so greatly taken in the initial years of the Revolution. He has re-formed a French nobility, granting the closes people to him with noble titles and estates. He also ignored the spiritual approaches of the Revolution by reestablishing Catholicism in France, and in the Concordat of 1801 signed an agreement.
In my opinion it’s good that French revolution happened because People got their right, they don’t have to pay much taxes anymore, they are not under absolute monarch anymore, and they don’t have to steal bread to feed their families. If the revolution had not happened there would have been still an absolute monarch and most people in France would not have their right. Also throughout the whole revolution many people lost their lives to fight for their
They demonstrated pure democracy by abolishing the 3 estates and assuming power for the people. These two points are miniscule compared to death, destruction, and economic failures that the Revolution brought. The French Revolution was mostly a failure because of the ineffective execution of reforms and unnecessary massacre of lives. However it was a minor success because of the socialistic ideologies that were given birth to during the Revolution, which helped reform France into what it is today.
Was the Reign of Terror justified? The Reign of Terror was one of the worst times in world history. This was a period of time when thousands of people were being executed for unfair reasons because of Robespierre- an absolute monarch who believed that torture and terror were required to have a strong constitutional law. The reign of terror was not justified because Enlightenment ideas were ignored, the rights of the common people were violated, and the methods of punishment were too harsh.
The Reign of Terror did not support the ideals of the revolution. Unfortunately for French citizens, they were not able to elect tribunal members. The tribunal members, who have absolute power were “appointed by the National Convention” (Document E). French people were rejected in their own country, which is proven by the statement that “conspirators are, in its eyes, only strangers”(Document G). The original ideals were made to protect the people of France but instead they were killing
Arguably the most prominent leader of the French Revolution would be Maximilien Robespierre, who preached the values of liberty, equality, and fraternity to the oppressed. However, his ulterior motives proved otherwise, as he transformed France into a dictatorship. The Venezuelan Revolution was upheld by Simon Bolivar, a wealthy elite who supported the lower classes in the revolution after being inspired by writers of the Enlightenment. The Haitian Revolution was led by former slave Toussaint L’Ouverture, who was considered a liberating hero for his role in it. Although he felt that liberty did not justify laziness, he still did not tolerate abuses of power.
The articles of confederation was written right after the revolutionary war was fought, however, the AOC failed, so they had to start all over with a new document called the constitution. 9 out of 13 colonies needed to ratify the new constitution for it to take effect. When it came to organize the government after the AOC, the people were divided on how the government should handle the fears of social, political, and economic fears which motivated the 2 parties, federalist and antifederalist. The federalists supported the new constitution, while the anti federalists were opposed. The political motivation for the federalists to support the ratification was they believed that a stronger government was necessary as the AOC had failed previously
It’s hard to defer whether or not John Adams was an effective president because, although many historians believe that Adams was correct in not expanding the naval war with France into a conflict which saved many people’s lives, there were things that he established and believed that completely contradicted the newly established constitution. This could’ve put America into jeopardy. These things included the belief that the executive branch should stand above politics, his agreement to sign the Alien and Sedition Acts, and the fact that mostly of the people in the United States, including his own party, turned away from his ideas, which definitely did not make him the most effective president. Much of Adam’s isolation reflected a well conceived
Imagine a world without freedoms, use of scientific reasons, and many more intangible existences. If philosophical thinkers did not exist, humanity may not have these privileges. Voltaire was one amongst the many philosophers. Voltaire was a prominent author and intellectual thinker. He is known from the Enlightenment period for his various writings.
In this amazing satire created by Voltaire I found myself immerse in a surreal world from the past that still haunts us in our present time. This question of who we are and our purpose in life has been seek from centuries. Human beings are in a constant search for happiness and perfection, without realizing that happiness are only moments and instead we need to enjoy the journey of life. As stated in the “United States Declaration of Independence” by Thomas Jefferson: “Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness” in a way of denoting that happiness is not a constant state but a constant search. I firmly believe that there is always room for improvement, but sometimes things are just perfect in its own imperfect way.
“The most perfect education, in my opinion,is…to enable the individual to attain such habits of virtue as well render [her] independent” (Doc D). The Enlightenment was a time period from the early 17th century to the late 18th century. There were many philosophers who contributed to making The Enlightenment. John Locke was a man who wanted freedom of government during 1690 (17th century) in England. He wanted this because he believed everyone was born with natural rights and the government should respect them and whoever didn’t, the people would have the right to impeach them.