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French Revolution VS. American Revolution

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Kassidy Freeman

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French Revolution VS. American Revolution and how they are related. French Revolution American Revolution http://groveland.spps.org/uploads/AmericanRevolutionTimelineHighlights1765-1777.jpg http://img.docstoccdn.com/thumb/orig/21175953.png https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9HkWlgv3g8 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aq9O5VmmGkg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWrWhqNtB34 Now knowing what I know about each revolution I discovered that the French Revolution was built on the ideals of the American Revolution. The main ideal was the Enlightenment. Both revolutions went through a time of new ideas and new inventions. That being said, they both had a fare share of Enlightenment philosophers. Also, they both the American revolutionaries contacted the French revolutionaries to help spread revolutionary ideas and the French took note of it and changed some things. They pushed for freedom of speech, challenged the Roman Catholic Church, and decreed prerogatives of the nobles. The French Revolution was a period of time (1789-1799) when many events took place and changed history. Churches and aristocrats payed no income taxes. However, there was a war going on and it costs a lot of money. Soon an enlightenment came about. But France was still in need of money and the churches nor the king could help. So the king did the only thing he could think of and ask for help from a government(the Estates-General).
Later the nobles and the church lost their privileges. The rich became frightened when the riots broke out (the storming of the Bastille). Then the National Assembly made the Bill of Rights. After that, the women stormed Paris and the church and nobles lost their power soon later. The people questioned whether or not to keep the king or to try something different in order to run the country. The king heard of this and tried to flee the country so he was put under house arrest. Once the kings heard of this they were worried and were threatened by France on all sides.
Then the other kings spared the king of France. But France still looked at him like a bad guy. Later, the people created the guillotine because it seemed better than the king's punishment. Using the guillotine the people killed the king. All the other kings got mad and started a fight from all over. Soon France got a new leader named Robespierre and he used the guillotine method as well and thought it was working. He freed the slaves but his life was also taken by the guillotine. Then France was run by th Directory. But that didn't work and war started. The leader was Napoleon and soon became leader of France. http://www.history.com/topics/french-revolution/videos#the-french-revolution The American Revolution was a period of time(1763-1776) that changed history.It all started when the British forces won the French and Indian War and the threat to the British American colonies ended. Soon they were told to pay more taxes. So, they imposed direct taxes (Stamp Act). The Americans didn't like it because they had no representation in Parliament. Because of this, things got out of hand and lead to the Intolerable Acts, which showed Parliaments supremacy. Since the Americans had no representation, they considered the laws to be illegitimate and a violation of their rights. Given this fact, they decided to make their own group of people (Provincial Congresses). These group of people was soon their representation. However, because of the chaos that appeared before this, the representation was soon shut down by the British. Then the British army became in charge. The the colonies mobilized their militias and a fight broke out. So the Patriots took control of the colonies. They were loyal to the king but also wanted to govern themselves so they took the problem to Parliament and they called it the rebellion and saw the members of congress as traitors. Soon the Declaration of Independence was adopted, which established the United States. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Causes_of_the_French_Revolution Project Work cited page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Revolution#Summary Unknown. Timeline of the French Revolution. 22 Dec. 2009. 5 Jan. 2013 <http://img.docstoccdn.com/thumb/orig/21175953.png>.

TayloritasYT. The French Revolution. 17 Dec. 2009. 5 Jan. 2013 <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9hkwlgv3g8>.

The History Channel website. The French Revolution. Unknown . 5 Jan 2013 <http://www.history.com/topics/french-revolution/videos#the-french-revolution>.

Unknown. Causes of the French Revolution . 2 January 2013. 5 Jan 2013 <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/causes_of_the_french_revolution>.


Mjdgoldeneye. The American revolution. 20 Nov. 2006. 5 Jan. 2013 <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwrwhqntb34>.

Titouje. The American revolution. 14 April 2007. 5 Jan 2013 <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aq9o5vmmgkg>.

Unknown. American Revolution. 3 Jan. 2013. 5 Jan 2013 <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/american_revolution#summary>. The End. I hope you enjoyed.
- Kassidy Freeman
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