The American and French Revolution both differed and reflected each other through their social and political developments. In the late 1700s and early 1800s, both the Enlightenment and needs of the people spurred the American and French Revolution. The American Revolution resulted in a democratic republic, free from the control of Britain. The French revolution was a series of incidents and government coup d’états that showed the faults of feudalism and total democracy. After the revolution, the United States’ government converted from being part of the English monarchy to becoming an elastic democratic republic, while, even after a series of climatic events, France failed to dissolve its monarchy. During the American Revolution, the founding fathers secured America’s future and satisfied the population by employing a democratic republic, instead of a total democracy, while during several points of the French revolution, a total democracy was employed and failed. In James Madison’s Federalist No. 10, Madison emphasizes that a total democracy will lead to a faulty government because the population may not know what is best for the country, while having a republic democracy, the people will vote for experienced representatives that understand the people’s view and the government’s capabilities.
One of the faults and driving forces of the French Revolution was its response to the people’s representation. The idealists who took control of the first French Revolution let…
Both the American and French Revolutions were focused around liberty and equality. Both countries were trying to gain freedom. America was trying to gain freedom from the rules and taxes put upon them by Great Britain. Whereas the French wanted to abolish the French monarchy and create a better government in which the people could have more of a say in society. Although the revolutions of both started for very similar reasons, and both countries fought for the same thing, the outcomes of the two…
Revolutions Documents Essay
By Naveen Suresh period 5
Two bloody revolutions: The American Revolution, and French Revolution, one had barely any bloodshed: The Glorious Revolution, all had the purpose of overthrowing a higher authority. Three documents, one which created was created centuries before the other: The Magna Carta, one is The Constitution, the third a book written by a strong supporter: The Rights of Men. The Magna Carta was a heavy influence on future documents including the Constitution…
Causes of the French Revolution
Written by: Michelle Yang
Edited by: Emily Day
While Louis XVI held power before the French Revolution, his grasp on the French people rapidly weakened with news of the American Revolution. Although France had been known as the country of “absolute monarchy,” when the Americans succeeded in breaking away from the British crown, the French society brought up their own revolution.
France’s luxurious spending on top of its war debt enraged the overtaxed citizens…
a ten-year stint as director general of finance. After assessing the situation, Necker insisted that Louis XVI call together the Estates-General, a French congress that originated in the medieval period and consisted of three estates. The First Estate was the clergy, the Second Estate the nobility, and the Third Estate effectively the rest of French society.
On May 5, 1789, Louis XVI convened the Estates-General. Almost immediately, it became apparent that this archaic arrangement—the…
The American Revolution truly had a massive impact on almost every aspect of life, and this still holds true today. The United State’s reputation of freedom and liberty was due to the outcome of this significant event. Even the French Revolution was inspired by America’s accomplishments, and their newly achieved state of independence. However, America could have also been one of the possible causes of leading France to proceed with their bloody revolution. This was due to the tremendous debt France…
What were the causes of The French Revolution?
Before the Revolution, France was a very poor country. Written by Arthur Young, who travelled to France in 1787. Before the Revolution had happened, many people had complained at the vital time. Many people especially men had worked as Labourers. So what did this lead too? There were many Causes that the French revolution had occurred. Political, Social, Intellectual and Economic are the main reasons, on why this had happened.
Since the voice of the…
French and American Revolution
In 1775, war broke out between the British and the American colonist. By 1776, the colonist declared themselves independent. In1783, following a prolonged and bloody war, the British was forced to recognize the United States was an independent country. The differences between the British and the rebellious Americans concerned the political authority. Prior to the Stamp Act crisis British authority ,rarely asserted, they rested on ties of their loyalty, affection,…
P. 5 Fominaya
WHAT LED TO IT…
King Louis XVI (1754-1793) and his luxurious expenses
with extravagant purchases + France’s involvement in
the American Revolution = bankruptcy
Wheat and grain could not grow and cattle were plagued
Prices for food increased significantly making them
unobtainable to peasants and urban poor.
Meanwhile the King and his court were fattening
themselves and eating well.
Heavy taxes were imposed and rioting began…
Jonathan Weiss 11/25 Moscow-French Revolution essay
What where the three main causes that lead to the French Revolution?
The French Revolution, The Result Of King Louis Presence as a Monarch
King Louis XVI ruled France from 1774 until 1793 taking on many different
positions between being an absolute monarch, to sharing power with others such as the
Jacobins Club. Although many wealthy citizens adored Louis for how he ruled France,
the majority tended to loathe him due to his common tendencies of…