Second, they both started by an uprising of people against unfair taxation by the monarchy. In many ways, the causes for which the French were fighting resembled that of the American colonists. Partisans of the Revolution differed violently with each other, as did their opponents. The Blackwell Encyclopedia of the American Revolution 1994 , 845pp; emphasis on political ideas; revised edition 2004 titled A Companion to the American Revolution. An example of a revolution that led to another is the Seven Years war also known as the French and Indian war.
For the most part, the revolutions greatly impacted the societies of France and America. First, consider the American Revolution. The American Revolution pretty much stayed between the Americans and the British except when the French joined. This movement towards the establishment of a constitutional government influenced political thought throughout the world. America was obligated to pay off the war, and to pay the high taxes that British Parliament assigned. Also, ideology was a major source of ideas for the American Revolution. The French began the Tennis Court Oath, the Storming of the Bastille, and the overthrown of Monarchy.
The British Crown reasoned that such taxations were necessary to keep up its expansive and expensive naval operations. There are also wars fought for wealth. The French revolution involved the strong institution of law focused on Enlightenment ideas. The lower class had had it, the rebellions had begun. These wars sucked the wealth of the country in providing for the costs of war. Fate of the Leaders Another striking difference between the two revolutions is what happened to their leaders during and after the conflicts. Reason alone, unguided by history and experience, was likely to lead one into wild abstractions and the creation of an unstable government.
However, problems came up when the nobles refused to sit and discuss with the commoners. A stamp glued to each article indicated that the tax had been paid. Yet another group called the Bourgeoisie influenced people with their ideas. Amidst all of these rationales or excuses most people have in order to fight, the most admirable and morally justified are those revolutions fought for freedom. They argued that the people had certain natural rights, and that the government was there to guarantee these rights to them.
It prevented any one person or group from gaining too much power, and prevented a monarchy, where one person has control over the government. What historical events influenced it? Instead, it led them to descend into the Terror, the reign of Napoleon, and, ultimately, to the restoration of the monarchy. Before the Americans get their Declaration of Independence in 1776, the British led the way with the , Petition of Right and the English Bill of Rights, documents that reasserted the rights of subjects against the arbitrary rule of kings. Indeed, they even transformed Notre Dame into a Temple of Reason and held pseudo-religious festivals in honor of this new deity. With such an ideological basis, it becomes clear when one sets out to compare the French Revolution and American Revolution that people felt the need to be free from oppressive or tyrannical rule of and have the ability to live independent from such forces. After winning their independence Americans turned to the concrete lessons of history and experience to guide them in securing their liberty by establishing government on a solid foundation. Change is indeed what they received.
The capitalists are the founders of the United States. It was mainly composed of middle and upper class people. The Americans had no intention of dismantling the British government. Further similarities between the two revolutions are just different enough to produce profound distinctions between the two revolutions. His ideas were influenced by the Enlightenment era. The French peasants were not represented by the Parliament. It therefore, compares and contrasts the French and America revolution and looked into the similarities of some f the events just right before the revolution took place.
The British had crossed the line when they allowed the East India Tea Company to ship their products directly to the colonies, rather than sending it through the middlemen in London. The paper will discuss a brief explanation of the reason behind the initiation of the wars, the greatest influence to each war, and the effects the American and French revolution made to the world, while comparing all three major Revolutionary Wars. The revolutionaries established a republic in 1792, and henceforth republicans around the world would challenge monarchists. If the French Revolution is the benchmark for how revolutions go, then the American Revolution was not a revolution at all. It was a matter of independence as an individual state, prompted in part by unfair taxation and religion.
The French revolution overthrew their government and killed their king. Although they still had money and a fair amount of control over local politics, they were almost figureheads instead of people with actual power. Taxes, trade regulations, and most of all, power made all colonist, except for loyalist, want to leave from Great Britain's rule. Years of fighting concluded to the success of each of the revolutions, but all required hard work to make possible. England simply ignored this which actually paved the way for the declaration of independence by America. During the American Revolution, many leaders emerged to help the colonist get their freedom. America, at this point, was willing to wage war in order to be properly represented and to be allowed to take part in the decision making process Blanco 757.
The American Revolution and French Revolution have differences as well. The Reign of Terror also did little to create American approval and drew criticism from some prominent American statesmen. They French government was so far into debt from wars the king kept raising the taxes on these people. The English Bill of Rights declared that there would be no more collecting of taxes without the permission of the Parliament. Finally, both created ripe conditions for constitutionalism and deep patriotism. Thomas Jefferson's political ideas helped draft the Declaration of Independence.