Financial Impact Of American Revolutionary Influences On The American Revolution

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The Impact of the American Revolution on Europe The signing of the Declaration of Independence was a major disadvantage to Europe. On July 4, 1776 the American Revolution formally began when the Second Continental Congress signed a declaration of Independence. This war lasted from 1775 to 1783 and also led to many casualties. The aftermath of the American Revolution effected Europe financially, politically, and revolutionary. The aftermath of the American Revolution had many financial effects on Europe. One way that the Revolution effected Europe financially was that it increased the country’s financial debt. Europeanhistory.about.com web article states, “Britain spent a huge amount of money fighting the Revolutionary War, increasing national…show more content…
This is because the American Revolution had influenced the French Revolution. The French Revolution is believed to have an even greater impact on Europe. Brad Mackey in his article “American Revolutionary Influences on the French Revolution” claims, “…the influence of the American Revolution on the French Revolution must include recognition that the French were interpreting the American Revolutionary ideological successes first…”. Mackey says this to explain how the French may have used America has an example when identifying their own problems. One way the American Revolution influenced The French Revolution as that it showed the Americas problem with the King of England and taxation was similar to the kings In France and the taxations of the French people. Mackey states, “the conflict between the people of America and the King of England over taxation and American representation in the British Parliament was, to the French, similar to the conflict over taxation between the Kings of France and the people of France who had been represented in the judiciary by the hereditary noble-dominated parliaments of France”. Perhaps the greatest influence on the French Revolution from the American Revolution was the similarity between them with monarchies having total control over them. In his article, Richard Mackey writes, “These conflicts in France had has as their primary source the disagreement between the monarchical government, which had claimed absolute power, and the parliamentary judiciary system which had been, since 1615, the only institution which had had the right to question that absolutism”. These are all examples of how the French had used America has a model in their revolution and also how the American Revolution had an impact in the French

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