This is because Louis’ personal actions that he took betrayed people and led them to disillusionment against him as they wanted to press for a trial for the king. Louis’ decision to dismiss Necker again caused a negative outcome which can be seen when the third estate stormed the Bastille in 1789. This had a huge impact on France and changed the attitudes and ideology of the people involved or who supported it. Prior to 1792 we can see how Louis’ actions showed why there was a republican emergence. One event which is significant to emphasise this was the calling of the Estate general in 1789.
The North American colonies were able to achieve their goal of forming a democracy while the French were not due to the differences in their pre-revolutionary political systems and the nature of the respective revolutions themselves. These factors also affected the formation of their subsequent forms of dissimilar governments. Many ideas came out of the Enlightenment that had to do with the nature of man, but there were three in particular that this essay will point out. One of these ideas professed that all men are born with certain God-given, unalienable rights. Under this no monarch, king or other form of government had the right to infringe on these rights and harm peoples’ liberties and freedoms.
The causation of the French Revolution has been affected by numerous different factors, all closely related to each other. Out of all these different causes, the impact of American Revolution is, in some degrees, more significant than others. The government and especially the king, Louis XVI, saw American Revolution as an opportunity to recover the ruined reputation of the Crown after the bitter defeat of Seven Years War from Britain. This caused lots of problems that did help revolution from happening. However, the unjust system of Three Estates- First Estates being clergy, Second Estate the nobility and Third Estate the rest of population- and unreasonable taxation was a more significant cause than the American Revolution.
The colonists lacked the amount of supply that the British had, they made up with this by having better weaponry. The British had an upper hand with economics over the colonists during the war The leadership and support of the Americans was greater than the British leadership and support, which was an advantage for the Americans. The American general, George Washington, was an intelligent fighter and politician. The British leaders, Howe and Clinton, made errors during the war that strongly hindered their outcome. The American’s original support was their morale and familiar terrain.
It was this event that lit the spark for the Revolution of France. The inequalities and inefficiencies seen in the ancient regime contributed to the French Revolution. A social and political structure, the Old Order created imbalances in French society. The nation was divided into three strict "Estates", where the king was at the top and three distinctive social groups were under him. The First Estate consisted of religious leaders and clergy, and accounted for 0.6% of the population.
That document amalgamated a variety of Enlightment ideas drew from the works of political philosophy. The French Revolution was influenced by Brotherhood because the irate citizens of Paris stormed the Bastille together, it was an expression of the power of the people to take politics into their own hands. Fiscal irresponsibility influenced the Revolution because after debts where brought to an higher level then before then taxes were raised on the people to end the financial trap which was not easy and required the support of the aristocracy. Democracy influenced the French Revolution the new construction of politics, in which all individuals were equal, ran counter to prevailing ideas about collective identities defined in guilds and orders. People on all levels of society learned politics.
He raised the taxes of peasants. The reason for this action was simply because the majority of the population were peasants (82%) and they were not contributing anything to the economy. This was one of the reasons why Russia was economically behind from the rest of Europe. This was a problem for the peasants as they were very poor, and most were unable to pay off the debts they had already owned when they had emancipated. Therefore, paying higher taxes was another struggle for the peasants and their lives had just got harder.
Factors of the American Rebellion After the French and Indian War, the relationship between the colonists and the British Parliament began to deteriorate. Many factors influenced the idea of patriotism and these factors eventually resulted in a rebellion by the colonists in 1775. The most important factor that eventually led to this rebellion was the Parliament taxing the colonists. The colonists were enraged by the fact that they were being taxed without being represented in the Parliament and were also furious of the fact that the taxes that were being enforced were not just. The 2nd most important factor that led to this rebellion was that they were being restricted of civil liberties.
They were only two percent of France’s population, but owned twenty percent of the land. They paid no taxes. The third estate accounted for ninety-eight percent of France’s population. The third estate was divided into three groups; the middle class, known as the bourgeoisie, the urban lower classes, and the peasant farmers. The third estate lost about half their income in taxes.
The third estate wanted vengeance for these centuries of oppression. Due largely to the Philosophes, the third estate rebelled on July the 14th of 1789, with the attack on the Bastille. This lead to widespread violence and raids by the third estate. The best example of this vengeance though comes from Robespierre and the “Reign of Terror”. One issue that can't go without mention is the radical ideas of this revolution and the people of the Enlightenment period.