Essay on French Revolution vs American Revolution

1550 Words May 27th, 2013 7 Pages
Leanette Estrada
Ms. Sharpe
AP World History
CC Essay
CC Essay French and American Revolution Both the American and French revolutions were focused on liberty and equality. America was trying to gain freedom from the rules, unfair taxation, War debt, and lack of representation from the British. The French Revolution on the other hand wanted to abolish the French monarchy and create a better government in which people could have more of a say in society, and also had similar causes as the American Revolution. They were similar in their causes because both of them were caused because of unfair taxation, war debt, and lack of representation. However, “The American Revolution involved a colonial uprising against an
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The Third Estate suggested meeting as a unified body, but the top court in Paris or the parlement, ruled in favor of the nobility and ordered that the estates meet their own ways. In the American Revolution the colonists started the war against the British, the Bourgeoisie or the Third Estate started to grow restless and was concerned that the king wasn’t going to follow through on the major reforms they wanted. The peasants were tired of the injustices that “They stormed the Bastille, a huge prison, on July 14, 1789. From there, anarchy swept through the countryside and soon peasants attacked nobility and feudal institutions” (Armstrong 230). An outcome similar to both the American and French Revolutions was the signing of two important documents that represented a form of independence mainly for the Americans. The National Assembly of France signed the Declaration of the Rights of Man, a document that stated the natural rights of people and was based the Enlightenment, the American Declaration of Independence, and also from the writings of Jean- Jacques Rousseau. The American Declaration of Independence was made because it was greatly influenced by Thomas Paine’s Common Sense. Common Sense, stated like the Declaration of the Rights of Man, that monarchy was a blockade for Americans’ natural rights and the colonists needed a better form of government. An outcome that was different was the creation of a federal democracy for the Americans

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