The ideas of starting wars and liberating the people lead to new governments and success in economy. The ideas of the Enlightenment philosophers interested the people of America and France to upgrade their lifestyles. Every aspect of life from religion to capitalist economy led to the sparks of these revolutions and the differences of the two made them so significant. Works Cited Andress, David. The Terror: The Merciless War for Freedom in Revolutionary France New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2005 Humphrey; Carol Sue, ed.
It is relevant that the American Revolution was caused by the unique nature of the American Colonists and their society in contrast to their relationships with the English Government. Throughout the Revolution, colonists suffered when it came to them realizing their independent, in order for them to start open rebellion, but the "Common Sense," by Thomas Paine influenced the colonists to structure their identities to enfold as a nation. The success of the Revolution has determined the success of the United States today.
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. In the year 1791 both the Haitian Revolution and French Revolution were occurring. The French at this time were in the process of making a new government based on equal rights drafting a new constitution. In Haiti an outraged enslaved population were finding strength in the Declaration of the Rights of Man and were about to take action of their own. The Haitians and French, began with questions that Enlightenment thinkers were creating.
Thomas Paine, writer of the famous pamphlet called, “Common Sense” which caused the colonists and states to join together, wrote, “For as in absolute governments the king is law, so in free countries the law ought to b... ... middle of paper ... ...ached the King was viciously. The way to express yourself to a constituted authority would be almost that exact way, but less violence. Violence leads up to more problems and more violence. But peaceful protest is a way that people today should do. The colonists had developed great ideas about the government and our foundation to our rights and independence.
The Revolution Today in class we focused on chapter 16. In chapter 16 we that when the French Third Estate moved to gain more rights and political power, it had sparked a revolution that changed both France and Europe. The middle class and peasantry benefited from the initial period of the revolution, the French urban population led the country toward an establishment of a republic. The French society suffered a great deal of oppression known as the Terror. A ruthless soldier, by the name of Napoleon Bonaparte, took advantage of the opportunities opened by the revolution.
The French revolution also had some say in the making of the US government. Revolutionary activity and ideas helped the founding fathers form the government that we still live under today. A revolution is the rising of people to overthrow a pre-existing government and replace it with another one that is better and meets most of the peoples wants. The American Revolution, between 1775 and 1783, happened because Americans wanted to break away from the British government and form their own independent government. The era began in 1764 when the British government passed the Sugar Act.
What is a revolution? Revolution is defined, is the overthrow of one government with replacement of another. We are all familiar with the phrase “history repeats itself” over and over each in very different situations. The same can be said about the American and French Revolutions however these two revolutions end in very different situations. 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.
The colonists felt (for the betterment of all Americans) that it was their duty and responsibility to rise up against their oppressors to form their own government. John Adams even states, "[that] the real American Revolution was a radical change in the principles, opinions, sentiments, and affections of the people. Above all, [the Revolution] was in the minds and hearts of the peopl... ... middle of paper ... ...ng, 87-8. 30. William P. Cumming and Hugh Rankin, The Fate of a Nation: The American Revolution Through Contemporary Eyes (London: Phaidon Press Limited, 1975), 35.
“ Americans protest British Policies” -Enlightenment document. Americans decided to ‘mobilize colonial opinion against parliamentary interference in American affair... ... middle of paper ... ...reat revolutions, as it seemed; there were some communications. The Glorious Revolution had obvious similarities with the American Revolution, the American Revolution strongly affected the French Revolution, Glorious Revolution also shared; even though little similarities with the french Revolution. They all communicate with each other, they influence one another, as they were all one by one came after another. All these Revolutions were fought in the process of making and getting a better government and democracy for the people.
For starters, both revolutions were inspired by others. The French revolution was empowered by the American. News spread throughout the rest of the world that England’s American colony had overthrown their British government with a war. A period called "The Enlightenment" sparked the American Revolution. During this time, philosophers and lawmakers focused on basic human rights and creating a balanced government.