The French Revolution, the Industrial Revolution and the American Revolution

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There is no Revolution without a Dance Before it A little essay about the reasons and the outcomes of The American Revolution, the French Revolution and the Industrial Revolution. Jakob Tegnér History A 20/03/06 Katharina Brummer Björk Source Criticism In order to achieve this essay I found help in three different books. The first book, "A History of World Societies" by the authors McKay, Hill and Buckler, was my primary source. It is a history book of 1800 pages which thoroughly explain the basis of almost all societies. I believe that it is commonly used at universities to teach history. They only thing that I could be skeptic about is that its copyright 1992, which may seem out of date. But in consideration to the task, I see this as…show more content…
"…all men are created equal… they have endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights… among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness." Those are some of the words brought forward in the Declaration of Independence. But it was the Constitution that really lay down the fundamental building stone of what today is the United States of America. It was very much inspired by the French philosopher Montesquieu' and his power theory (De l'Esprit des lois, 1748) where the legislations, executive and the court are kept separate and balance each other out. French Revolution No country felt the consequences of the American Revolution more than France. The hundreds of French officers that served there grew attached to liberty and firm republican convictions. Yet the French Revolution did not mirror the American example. The French Revolution was more violent and more complex, more loved and more hated. During 1780's Frances economy was in an impossible financial situation. Due to considerable loans France could not raise anymore capital. They couldn't even print more money since France did not have a central bank or paper money; it was all in gold coins. Therefore, the only solution was to raise the taxes. France's tax system was unfair and out of date. The French society was divided into three different classes. There were the clergy, the nobility, and everyone else (which included business men, lawyers, and doctors). The system was
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