Similarities And Similarities Between The American And French Revolutions

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The late 18th and early 19th Centuries were full of revolution. It began in 1775 with the American Revolution, in which the British colonies in North America fought for their independence from Britain. After the American Revolution came many others, but the one that stands out the most is the French Revolution. Many people consider the American and French revolutions to be similar, which is true to an extent. Both revolutions started for financial reasons and had the same goals in mind, but the details of the revolutions differ. However, both revolutions were greatly influenced by the Enlightenment, particularly the idea that emerged of everyone having natural rights that the government needs to respect.
As the French Revolution was inspired by the American Revolution, it is easy to determine that the two must have similarities. The first similarity between the two revolutions are their origins. Both revolutions began due to the financial problems in their countries. After the Seven Years’ War, Britain found itself in about twice as much debt as it had been in previously. To lessen the debt, Britain decided to tax its colonies in North America. Needless to say, the colonies did not
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Although both of the revolutions were fought because the countries wanted independence and freedom, what they were looking to do were not the same things. In order to achieve independence and preserve their rights, the American colonies decided to secede from Britain and form their own nation. The entire time that they were fighting, they were fighting to be on their own. France, on the other hand, wanted to change the country. When they fought for their independence and freedom, they were not looking to form a new country, just a new government within their country. They may have been trying to achieve the same basic things by revolting, but the end goals were

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