Compare And Contrast The American And French Revolution

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1. Compare the causes of revolution in the US vs. France. The American and French revolution were both extremely important in the changing path of world history. Even with different outcomes and variances in successes, the impact of both cannot be denied. The Causes of the French revolution and the American revolution are similar because they both were partially prompted by an over-reaching monarch, another similarity was that both revolutions were started by the commoners who wanted revolution to improve their lives, however a key difference is that the American revolution was sparked by outrage of political reasons whereas the french were fighting for complete social revolution. Overall the causes for the American and French Revolutions …show more content…
Haiti was French colony and Latin America was spanish but independence was paramount in both and changed these areas forever. The outcomes of independence movements in Haiti and the Spanish Americas were similar because they both ended successfully and with independence from the colonizing nation, a difference however was that in Haiti the revolution ended with a complete social overhaul and the re-arrangement of social classes whereas in the Latin American revolutions it ended as mostly the same as before. Another difference is that Latin America ended up with a dictator under Simon Bolivar, whereas Haiti constructed a new government with the predominantly black population in office. Overall the outcomes of independence movement in Haiti and the Spanish Americas were more different than …show more content…
But the American revolution changed not the social dynamics of North America but how the people saw themselves and their government. In North America between the years 1650-1850 the beliefs about government changed as the people thought that self-governance could be achieved and should be achieved by this newly founded american Government. Another change was that people believed that the United States Government was real, and that the many colonies could be united under one government. However a continuity is that the people believed the government should not intertwine in the daily lives of the people, just like the british had done when they were in power. Overall in the years 1650-1850 there was more change in the way people believed about government than continuity. These new ideas of how self-governance is paramount were not new ways of thinking, as they were pioneered within the enlightenment in france, and was one of the multiple reasons for the French

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