Both the American Revolution and French Revolution were started in order to fight against their respective political leaders in order to end monarchial rule and start republican governments. The need to set up a stable and balanced government that protected the natural rights of its citizens was the basis of these wars. Following the end of the American Revolution and the failure of the Articles of Confederation, the Americans wrote the modern Constitution of the United States, heavily based off of Montesquieu’s idea of a divided government. The French Revolution began similarly in that some members of its government believed that they were not equally represented. After the French Revolution though, the republic slowly began shifting to a totalitarian regime, first under the Committee of Public Safety and then completely under Napoleon Bonaparte .The facts show that the American Revolution was more successful in establishing a stable and long-lasting republican government that started a precedent for Europe, while the French Revolution’s republic failed to last, being turned into a totalitarian regime.
In this essay I will be explaining the view of the Whigs, and also of the Troy’s (the Loyalist) of the debt and how this caused many of British colonist to rebel against their own Crown in pursuit of their independence. The Whigs were a party of the English Parliament; they challenged power with the Tories from 1680s to the late 1850s. The Whigs were a constitutional monarchy and are pushing for absolute rule. The Whigs (Rebels) is also a name used to describe the colonist in
Socially they developed an identity by uniting because of hardships of British taxation, and regulation. Constitutionally they developed identity through coming together by drawing out freedoms, in which Britain did not allow, creating a sense of being their own nation. Thus, throughout the revolution colonists created a sense of identity as Americans through conventions like the Albany Conference, unity because of British oppression, and creating freedoms which physically set them apart from Britain. Politically the colonies developed identity by unifying through conferences like the Albany conference. The Albany conference of 1754 which adopted Ben Franklin’s plan of union, which proposed that Indian affairs, Western settlement, and other items of mutual interest be placed under the authority of one general government.
The American Revolution did not satisfy the colonial goals for civil, political, social, and economic rights; however the Constitution did. All the American Revolution did was drive the British out of America. With the British gone the Americans had the ability to strive for civil, political, social, and economic rights, but the Articles of Confederation became an obstacle in their path to their rightful goals. During the American Revolution the American people wrote a lot about what they wanted to accomplish and attain. In Document A, the Declaration of the Causes and Necessities of Taking Up Arms, it is written that the American people feel they have been wronged by England because their rights are restricted and wish for these basic rights to happiness and such.
The responsibilities are opening parliament, dissolving parliament at election time, appointing the prime minister, appointing peers, approving laws and advising and providing guidance to the prime minister. House of commons: there are 646 elected members of parliament called MPs. They have responsibilities such as, making laws, controlling finance, creating delegated legislation, scrutinising decisions, protecting the rights of individuals and examining proposals from Europe. house of lords: they have a variable number of members, it is currently 724. Responsibilities of the lords include creating laws, scrutinising decisions and offering independent expertise.
This war that occurred is an example of a revolution that was radical. This forever changed the social, political, and economic structure of the United States of America by showing how radical the American Revolution really was. Documents L, M, and N have a similar meaning that they are trying to portray. Socially the American Revolution was not very revolutionary. In document L, which is a speech given by a young African American in 1819 who was a valedictorian of his New York free school, states how even 36 years later after the Revolution he could not get a job because of his nationality.
Roosevelt’s “Four Freedoms”, and The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, builds upon each other. The Bill Of Rights, which was the first rights ever given to American citizens, changed their lives forever. President Roosevelt, realizing that what we have in America does not exist everywhere else, established his “Four Freedoms”. He wanted to see a world where people could be successful, protest peacefully, and practice their faith freely. He was spreading democratic ideas and values to the rest of the world.
But Americans had become used to having control over their local government. They objected to the new laws and protested being taxed without their consent. In 1775, Britain's Parliament declared Massachusetts, the center of most of the protests, to be in rebellion. British troops were placed in Boston to take swift action against the rebels. Shortly afterwards, war broke out.
# 1– The American vs. French Revolution The leaders of both the American and French Revolutions declared that their goal was to create a new political system based on the principles of liberty and equality. However, the interpretation of those ideas by the American Founding Fathers turned out to be distinctly different from that of the French revolutionaries. How did those different interpretations of the concepts of liberty and equality affect the outcomes and the legacies of both revolutions? Analyze, compare, and contrast “Revolutionary movements require some unifying body of ideas, a common vocabulary of hope and protest, something, in short, like a common ‘revolutionary psychology’.” This quote by George Rude’, a French Revolution historian, applies to both the French and American revolutions from the 18th century. Both wars have similar qualities, as they were focused around liberty and equality.
The famous American founding father, Thomas Jefferson once said "The boisterous sea of liberty is never without a wave." Indeed, this wave he was speaking about was present in the American Revolutionary War, and it changed the idea of government for the people, of the people, and by the people”. America wanted to break free from the rule of the British Empire, because of Great Britain treating Americans as second-class citizens, and also the Americans desire to establish their own government. You cannot understand the nature of the American Revolution, unless you understand the events which led up to the American Revolution: The French and Indian War(1754), The Proclamation of 1763, The Stamp Act of 1765, The Boston Massacre(1770), and the