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Similarities and Differences between

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Hojun Byun

on 22 October 2013

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Transcript of Similarities and Differences between

Similarities and Differences between
the French Revolution and
the Latin American Revolution

The Revolutions
The French Revolution
Latin American Revolutions
& Contrast
Latin American Revolutions
The French
- ineffective leader who made very poor choices
- country facing economic troubles which led to increases in taxes that
made the rich who never paid taxes before mad
- poor people of the third estate demanding equality for them as well for
the rich nobles had more rights then them
- people became more enlightened due to the Enlightenment so the
traditional values of aristocracy was no longer affecting people as well
- influence of American Revolution inspiring people of France to revolt
against their leader as well
- the Third Estate made their own form of government after being treated
poorly at the General-Estate meeting
- the French Monarch did not like the idea of a new government so he
ordered his army to attack the Third Estate
- the people of the Third Estate wanted to defend themselves by taking up
arms at the prison of Bastille in France
- the peasants then broke into noble's houses and began to burn papers
that bound them to pay feudal dues
-this time of the peasants breaking into noble's houses was called
the Great Fear
- the ruler, King Louis XVI, wanted to escape France but was
captured by the soldiers on the boarders of France
- due to the revolution, many political groups were formed such
as the Jacobins who were radicals who wanted great
change to France and took power over France
- the revolution ended when the ruler of the
Jacobins was arrested and sentenced to

- 40,000 people died during the revolution due to the chaos and the
political leaders wanting people dead within the country
- King Louis XVI dead because the political group Jacobins said that he
committed treason
- feudalism was abolished
- Declaration of the Rights of Man was published to give more rights and
liberty to the public
- church power more limited
- influence of American Revolution and French Revolution on the
Latin American people
- the Enlightenment made people think differently on government control
- oppression of the lower people
- the Latin American people were thought lower by Spanish rule
because they were not born in Spain
- not much loyalty to the Spanish King overseas
- the oppressed lower people of the Latin Americas started to revolt
against the Spanish rule
- bloody wars broke out in the South Americas between the Latin
Americans and the Spanish
- two generals Simón Bolívar and José de San Marín led the poor people
revolutionary wars
- one after another countries in South America were being freed by the
- freedom given to the Latin American countries
- many of the Latin American countries that attained freedom from Spain
wrote their own constitutions
- many landowners became rich by farming export crops
- more freedom to trade because before the countries only could trade
with Spain
- had the poor people being oppressed and limited to rights and freedom -
- had the poor people rising up against the rich and the rulers of the
- people who started the revolutions were born in those countries that had
the revolutions
- the revolutions were inspired by revolutions from other countries
- unlike the French Revolution, the Latin American Revolutions had very
diverse groups of people in terms of nationalities
- Latin American Revolutions dealt with a power that was controlling
overseas unlike the French Revolution
The End
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