AP European History DBQ 2008 Form B On November 24, 1793, the National Convention replaced the Gregorian calendar with a new revolutionary calendar. In response to the new calendar, in the period 1789 to 1806, several different reactions evolved. Based on the documents provided, when looked at upon an intellectual basis, the calendar seemed perfect; where some found the new calendar to work well, others proclaimed it inconvenience; and through overthrowing Christianity in the calendar and everyday life, problems began to arise. The documents can be divided into three main groups. The first group of documents shows the intellectual thought behind the creation of the revolutionary calendar and the reasons for its adoption.
The colonist of America to their self no bigger believed they were or wanted to be British citizens so the Americans dragged Britain in 1775 by starting the revolution and the creating their own government in 1776. The French revolution on the other hand was start by a group out of the third estate made of merchants, artisans and professional known as the bourgeoisie. The bourgeoisie brake out in revolution due to tour major events: desire for a wider political role, the wish for -restraints on the power of clergy, monarchy and aristocracy, population growth and the Poor harvest of 1787-1788. The methods taken by the Americans and the French to achieve revolution were just as different as the causes of each revolution. On the American
Ryan Lerner The French Revolution is widely regarded as one of the most bizarre times in the history of the world. One of the most bizarre occurrences from this movement came with the adoption of a new French calendar. With the French movement, the phrase, “liberty, equality, and fraternity” became increasingly important. However, the adoption of the revolutionary calendar actually undermined all three of these values. While this calendar may have seemed very logical, promoting religious and social reform, it actually did much more harm than good.
The wars meant it had expense and disrupt in trade. Example of this was the west coast ports depended on trade from West Indies and American colonies which was disrupted during the war time. This affected France because due to the lack of trade and industries got disrupted and the workers income was affected by this. These problems were multiplied because the end of the war was followed by economic depression. The political impact of France was the main factor that spread ideas.
Conclusion The main conclusion to be drawn for this paper is that the French Revolution was characterized mainly by war, famine and depression, which were caused by the failure of King Louis XVI at managing the finance of the notion properly. These factors finally led to unseat the French leader. To make matters worse, the inhabitants claimed the country for themselves in the name of liberty. In other words, the Revolution involved not only the reorganization of a country in relation to its government and society, but also a profound change in the course of history.
Author Christine Di Pizan, used her book The Book of the City of Ladies to change society forever by standing up for feminism and equality against the male world (Spielvogel, 295). Society was yet again changed as tensions between classes heightened as peasants became fed up with society and their mistreatment. In France, the peasant revolt Jacquerie was caused by the ravages created in the Hundred Years' War, and the contempt by nobles over the postplague era. Finally peasants fought back destroying castles and killing nobles (Spielvogel, 279-80). In England, the Peasants' Revolt of 1381 was caused also by aristocratic frustration over the post plague era.
France wasn’t part of the colonies like America was, America was sick of being treated badly, and unfairly so they decided to fight. But as for France they were having trouble with their government and needed to create a new one witch they did. And to me it seems like America had much more at stake. The American and French Revolution both worked out in favor of France and for America they both got what they wanted France got the government they fought for, and America parted ways with Britain. The two revolutions were a big part in both America’s history, and a big part in Frances history.
Khang Nguyen Period 5 14/10/12 The Results of Different Rulers Although these two countries are in the same continent, their government is very distinct from each other. In France, absolutism gradually developed into a strong idea and soon became the political stance of the monarchy. However, England’s monarchy is parliamentary and the power of the monarch is limited unlike France. During the 16th and 17th centuries, the heightened in power for absolute monarch in France was resulted from strong, capable rulers and religious conformity; likewise, the parliamentary in England sharpened as the Parliament gains more influences and unpopular rulers in England being overthrown by the people. France had many tenacious and wise rulers that
The interpretation or the meaning of democracy literally means rule by the people. In the French revolution democracy was brought upon because political thinkers and philosophers inspired its people by buying into American idea’s and telling the people that the only way to freedom is to separate the legislative, judicial and executive branches of the government. Technology played an important role in not only the French revolution but within the
As the revolution proceeded and as power devolved from the monarchy to legislative bodies, the conflicting interests of these initially allied groups would become the source of conflict and bloodshed. Certainly, all of the following must be counted among the causes of the revolution: Resentment of royal absolutism. Resentment of the seigneurial system by peasants, wage-earners, and a rising bourgeoisie. The rise of enlightenment ideals. An unmanageable national debt, both caused by and exacerbating the burden of a grossly inequitable system of taxation.