Comparing and Contrasting the American and French Revolutions

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The American Revolution began for two reasons: political and economic, while the French Revolution began with domination and mismanagement that contributed to the French society. During the Revolution many events occurred having a major effect, such as the sugar act, currency act, and the Townshend act. The French began the Tennis Court Oath, the Storming of the Bastille, and the overthrown of Monarchy. The French Revolution followed in suit with the American Revolution, because the French were in favor for what the American Revolution was fighting for. Some things are worth fighting for "The battle, Sir, is not to the strong alone, it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave. Besides, Sir, we have no election. If we were base…show more content…
The major events that occurred during the revolutionary wars in French and America facilitated in the transformation of both worlds. The American Revolution encountered many events, such as, the Boston Massacre, the Paul Revere’s Ride, and Battles at Lexington Concord, the Declaration of Independence, and the publishing of Common Sense. These events changed America, especially the Declaration of Independence, because it provided the freedom of speech, and it also gave the people their rights back to do as they please but under a govern law. The French Revolution impacted the inequality among social classes, the unfair tax system, as well as the enlightenment ideas. The events of the French Revolution were the Tennis Court Oath, June 20, 1789, Storming of the Bastille, July 14, 1789, and the Overthrow of the Monarchy. In addition to these events the Industrial Revolution (1820-1870) came about using a standardized law in government. This first began in Great Britain and was the center of the United States and Germany. As a result, the machines for weaving and spinning operated by water power were then improved by steam, which became more efficient (Unknown n.d.). The American Revolution inspired the French revolution, because the Americans fought for freedom, individual rights, privacy, and taxation. As a result, the French looked upon the American Revolution as a victory, and for that reason, they in turn fought the French Revolution which gained
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