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French Revolution and American Revolution.

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The American Revolution is defined as the war between the American colonies and Great Britain, this leading to the formation of the independent United States. The French revolution was a period of political and social upheaval in the history of France during which the French government underwent radical change. Each Revolution contains analogous and diverse reason as to why each group of people rebelled. Both revolts concerned itself with the personal freedom of the people as well as the proper representation of the citizens within the respective government. The American Revolution was initiated against Great Britain, and the policies of the British Parliament, 3000 miles from the site of the revolution. The French Revolution, however, was a revolt against the repressive rule of King and Nobles within the French system.

The American Revolution marked the end of the British and the beginning of the new self-governed America. The American Revolution began when the king of Britain sent colonist over to the new world to settle in the first thirteen colonies. Britain began to put taxes on needed items such as stamps, tea, sugar and newspapers. This outrage began the rebellion of the Americas against the British. This created the all-American slogan “No taxation without Representation.” One of the first significant events of the revolution was the well-known Boston Tea Party.  

The French Revolution was mostly caused by the disputes among the different social classes in the French society and their ideas in which to control the government. Similar to the American Revolution, the French used ideas such as separation between the church and the state, written constitutions, and sovereignty of the people were re-introduced from the Enlightenment. In association with the American Revolution “Liberty, Equality, and Fraternity” was the motto for the French.

The American and French Revolution, occurring at about the same time, has both a number of...

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