The Atlantic Revolution Essay

966 Words Dec 2nd, 2011 4 Pages
In the late 1700’s, the main conflict throughout the Atlantic was freedom to all. This period showed many views from different people in ways in which they tried to express the word. People in the America’s and eastern nations such as France were trying to rebuild their nations with an idea that all men are created equal, that they are given the right not from authority, but by birth. From the “Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen” in France which was their laws to give men freedom, to a wealthy man in Venezuela named Simon Bolivar who helped free his country from Spanish rule only to struggle with making his country a federation after the destruction, you see that freedom is hard to concur. Independence cannot only be observed …show more content…
This issue was similar to what was happening in France in that Bolivar was trying to rebuild his nation on the premise of these rights of man. Also, from a different perspective, Bolivar and his fellow colonial subjects were in a situation much like that of the women and slaves in France, constantly fighting for their collective rights. Not only did the French Revolution have a great impact in the Atlantic world of Europe and America, but also in colonial empires that were forming in Europe at this time. A young girl named Raden Adjeng Kartini writes to a friend in Europe about her way of life in Japara where she lives. Among her people, women have very little rights especially when it comes to education and marriage. Kartini is fascinated with the idea of the “modern girl” of Europe and strives to share this way of life with her people. After years of longing, Kartini is finally granted her freedom. Women of her land were now allowed in public and to participate in the festivities of their fellow people. The Atlantic Revolution had a major impact on this small colonial empire in Europe, as well as many other surrounding areas.
The Atlantic Revolution brought many questions upon France and surrounding nations. People were exposed to a new understanding of “human rights” and this brought them to challenge almost all ideas of the government and the society in which they lived. While some reaped major

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