The American Revolution played an essential role in the start of the French Revolution, since French aided the American Revolution by “sending its navy and troops to aid the rebelling colonists” (France History - Causes of the French Revolution). The Bolshevik revolution, on the other hand, was caused primarily by a longing for a new form of government and food shortages. This... ... middle of paper ... ...ses. 2nd ed. Lexington, Mass.
This meant fair representation, but it also meant that the nobles were upset with their decline of power and the commoners wanted more of their new-found power. All of these ideas seem to be good ones, but ones that would, and did harm his position. One evidently bad move was to heavily tax everyone. The peasants were already heavily taxed, so they were then brought to famine, the nobles were never taxed before and consequently disgruntled and the middle class just did not like it. If Louis XVI were alive today he would probably be a good politician-too bad the people were not ready for him in 1789.
The large mass of peasants grew poorer and living in famine. Crime was the way of life for the peasants because food resources began to become scarce. Leading up to the revolution, the beginning of a middle class began develop. This new class would be the leading force for the revolution in France. After the revolution the French Revolution failed to establish a representative government or a constitutional monarchy.
Both the American Revolution, (1775 -1783) and the French Revolution (1789 -1799) were the products of Enlightenment ideals that struck a large population of the people which emphasized the idea of natural rights and equality and led to many changes in society. It all ties together with the French Revolution and American Revolution in which people felt the need to be free from tyrannical rule. The American and French revolutions compare and contrast in their origins and outcomes. To begin both revolutions occurred in the eighteenth century. The American Revolution was about the independence of the country.
He favored a republic over a constitutional monarchy. When Napoleon came to power, he immediately consolidated personal power by overthrowing the five-man Directory and created a Republic. Napoleon used his status and power during the Revolution to bring out and surface Revolution ideals and help his people. Napoleon’s role in European history was the savior of the French Revolution due to the fact he accomplished most objectives that the people hoped for. Goals of the French Revolution included overthrowing the old regime of an absolute monarch, write a basic and worthy constitution, and give more rights to the third estate and limit the first and second estates power in the Estates-General.
Indeed, the reduction of the Atlantic slave trade is conventionally accredited to the inception of Haitian Revolution. While it might have failed to inspire immediate revolutions within the Caribbean and eventually the world, the Haitian Revolution had a profound effect on the French Revolution as a case for many national emancipation movements. It is evident that the French Revolution determined the success of Haitian Revolution through the custom of racial hierarchy and subjugation in Haiti and through the spread of French Revolution’s ideals. These factors compelled the elite planters to either surrender some control or risk being subjected to violent rebellion.
Napoleon Bonaparte did in fact make the dreams of the French Revolution a reality but only through manipulation of the vulnerable French people. Although he gave them the peace, nationalism, and equality they desired, he used these as excuses to further his quest for a French empire. This makes
Freedom of any type, whether political, economic, social, is a universal right that should be guaranteed to everyone. In the late 18th century revolutionary wars began in France and Haiti. These two revolutions, significant in their own ways, both were influenced from ideas sparked by the enlightenment. Though some similarities, the revolutions were different in other ways as well. In France the peasant and middle classes fought to overthrow their monarch, while the Haitian slaves wanted their freedom by trying to overthrow the French government which at that time was controlling them.
Across the Atlantic, the Americans had already begun and ended their revolution, becoming a nation independent of Great Britain. Furthermore, these two examples were only recent endeavors made by the citizens of their nation: The creation of British Parliament would happen within an English revolution. The Enlightenment would strike the world in the Eighteenth Century with new ideas and ways of thinking, ways that influenced the American and French Revolutions. All of this would soon affect the French enough to rebel against the monarchy and take over the government. At the conclusion of the French Revolution, King Louis XVI and absolutist monarchy would be found headless, Republicanism would be found instilled into the government of France, and, soon after, the French people would be under not a king but an emperor, Napoleon Bonaparte.
A significant fact is that the French played a key role in aiding America in its struggle against the British Empire. They supplied the Americans with money and munitions, they helped organize the American military, and even sent their own fleet to help end the revolutionary war. After the war ended the French upon returning to France, came to the conclusion that they did not have the freedom that they just helped America receive. This led to the French planning a revolution of their own. The American Revolution was about the independence of the country.