Similarities And Differences Of The Indian Independence Movement And The American Revolution
The Indian Independence movement and the American revolution have their similarities and differences. Throughout world history there have been many different revolutions, some being successful and some being total failures, the two I am writing on were successful, and they changed the world as we know it forever.
Indian Independence Movement (Revolution)
We can say that the Indian Independence movement started in 1857, but most of the major events happened in the 19th century. Natives of India lived in poverty, and wanted change. Being under rule of the British people of india had almost no hope, they had next to no freedom, they were simply out powered. The British leaders or government haad caste systems of India, most people …show more content…
Most of India’s people were religious, they followed the religion of Hinduism. People of India were basically the same in term of race, ethnicity, class, and pretty much believed all the same politics, which is the reason why the revolution was a success. They were many things that led up to the revolution happening. People of India were treated like dogs by the British Government and British soldiers, sometimes they would think to themselves that this is just how life is going to be, and some began to accept the ways that India was being ruled. But there was one who believed he could change it all, this man was named Mahatma Gandhi, he was born and raised in a Hindu merchant caste family in the coastal region of Gujarat, western India. Gandhi was not always in India, he was in Europe for a part of his life. After his return to India in 1915, he set about organising peasants, farmers, and urban labourers to protest against excessive land tax and discrimination. Gandhi led nationwide campaigns for easing poverty, expanding women 's rights, building religious and ethnic amity, ending the so called “untouchability” , but above all for achieving self rule of India. One …show more content…
It marked the first time in history that a people fought for their independence in the name of certain universal principles such as rule of law, constitutional rights, and self rule.
The roots of the American Revolution can be traced to the year 1763 when British leaders began to take what ultimately was not theirs from American colonies. Once good relationship between Britain and the colonies became increasingly problematic. Britain’s land policy prohibiting settlement in the West irritated colonists along with the arrival of more British troops. The most serious problem was when the British came to get more money to expand there fastly growing and empire.
Attempts through the Sugar Act, the Stamp Act, and the Townshend Acts to raise money rather than try to control the trade with already enraged Americans in the colonies. Tensions increased further after Parliament passed the Coercive Acts and the First Continental Congress took the first steps toward independence from Britain. Before the colonies gained independence, they had to fight a long, cruel, and bitter war.