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American vs French Revolution

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American and French revolution
Throughout history there have been many political revolutions. Two revolutions that are similar are American Revolution and the French revolutions these two revolutions are also different.
The American and French revolutions were similar in many ways. Both revolutions were caused by a part of taxation. British taxed the colonist for sugar and paper. As for the French revolution the tax was majorly based on the peasants. . In the American revolution, the colonist, were upset   because the British was taxing   for sugar, paper, and any   other   items such as textile, coffee, wines, and indigo. The three major taxation that affected the colonist were, Sugar Act, Stamp Act, and Townshend Act.   The sugar act of 1764 increases the duties on imported sugar .One of the other taxes levied was the Stamp Act. The act required that revenue stamps be put on all legal documents, deeds, newspapers, pamphlets, dice, and playing cards. The Townshend Act was put in affect to collect duties on colonial imports of glass, red and white lead, paints, paper, and tea.   All of these taxation acts was a direct cause of the American Revolution, leading to the slogan “no taxation without representation”. Where the colonist believed that the lack of representation in the parliament was illegal and therefore laws taxing the colonist were unconstitutional.
Tax was also a major factor in the French revolution. Tax rates in France were a greater burden to the common people. Taxation was based on a system of internal tariffs separating the regions of France. Taxes as gabelle were giving to tax farmers. Which led taxes to be majorly based on the peasants, they were required to pay a tenth of their income to the church, a land tax to the state, and a five percent property tax.


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