Essay on The Revolution And The French Revolution

1394 Words Jan 4th, 2016 6 Pages
“A revolution is a struggle to the death between the future and the past” (Fidel Castro). What fuels the beginning of a revolution? Why do revolutions often turn to war? Revolutions often start with a small group of discontent people, and can quickly turn to war when dealing with such important topics with which people have such strong opinions. The French Revolution began when the citizens of France stormed the french prison, the Bastille, and tore it to the ground on July 14th, 1789. The American Revolution began with the writing of the Declaration of Independence in 1776. Both Revolutions were meant to overthrow the government that was ruling over the people. Both the American Revolution and the French Revolution were fueled by the ambition of those fighting to give the average citizen more liberty. Each began due to the unfair practices of government officials; when the people reacted, those in charge didn’t take them seriously, and the wars themselves were not as meaningful as the effect that they had on the rest of the world. When it all comes down to the end, the battle is not the only thing that has been won, but also an awakening for the future. When those in charge start to abuse their powers, people become outraged, and find it their obligation to do something about it. In both Revolutions, citizens were fed up with the people that were in charge. They weren’t helping the citizens of each country, they were more worried about themselves than the better…

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