Similarities And Differences Between The American Revolution And French Revolution

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The beautful, exotic, South American countries we know to day were not the same as they are today. They were manipulated under the control of Spain. These countries of Latin America desired their independence, but they were silently wondering how to escape Spain, however they did not have to wait for long. There were external events that had a particularily strong impact on political thought in Latin America. The American Revolution, The French Revolution, the slave rebellions in Hati, and the confused Iberian political situation caused by the French Revolution. However arguably the most influential to Latin America was The American Revolution and The French Revolution, however it is possible that the American Revolution may have been more inspirational. The American and French revolution inspired the Independence Movement in South America, allowed key leaders and …show more content…
They both involved a smaller group defiantly standing up against a larger force. Both the American Revolution and the French Revolution were created due to some sort of economic conditions. The Americans were tired of the taxes Britain continuously enforced. The French were deeply hungry and poverty stricken. France was unable to pay off national debs, and to make up for this; the King imposed more taxes on the peasants. However, the wealthy nobles were not obligated to pay taxes. This drastically forced the two societies apart and the famine and extreme poverty gave them no choice but to revolt. Both revolutions were undertaken with the goal of independence in mind. Both revolutions spurred a strong response from the other nation. The Americans believe that their revolutions inspired the French and the Latin American Independence Movements. They did in a way, but there were also the rebellions in Haiti that were influential and all the different aspects of the French

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