The American Revolution And The American And French Revolutions
stormed the Bastille in 1789. This was the spark that led to the French Revolution. Merely 13 years after the American Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776. Many people at this time thought that these were essentially the same revolution. Although there may have been some superficial similarities, the enormous philosophical differences became apparent to all, both then and now, soon after looking into this discussion. This essay on the American and French Revolutions seeks to explore the parallels as well as the divisions that are present in both the American and French Revolution. The thesis of this paper is that the American Revolution and the French Revolution share a remote number of similarities, but essentially started, developed and concluded in completely different ways.
There are few similarities that can be deduced from both the American and French Revolutions. To start, one can talk about that they were both products of the Enlightenment ideals that both emphasized rights and equality of the individual. Both of these areas were suffering social and economic hardships that led to the realization that something must be done to overthrow the hierarchy and put power back into the hands of the people.
The differences between these revolutions is a list of multiple, multifaceted problems and ideals. The first being the reason why they were fighting and what they were fighting for. The Americans had an idea of “no taxation without representation” and that summed up…