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Political changes in Great Britain, France, and America

Political Changes of Britain, France, and the US in the late 18th and 19th centuries...

Compare and contrast the rise of democracy and the political changes that took place in Great Britain, France, and the United States in the late 18th and 19th centuries. What caused these changes in each nation?

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Some of the greatest political changes connected with democracy in Britain in the 18th century began during the tenure of first Prime Minister of England, Sir Robert Walpole. At first, the Act of Union formally joined England and Scotland. It was Robert Walpole who established the idea of Cabinet or Council of Ministers. The power of the king began to decline slowly and the powers of the parliament began to increase.

France in the 18th century was almost in a similar state with Britain. It was ruled by monarchs. The contradiction was that British had a parliamentary democracy. King could act as an adviser, but the power was rested in the hands of the parliament. French rulers during the period believed in the Divine Right of kings. They were not under the control of the parliament like the British. French Revolution broke out during the period. The National Assembly in 1789 drafted a key document known as the Declaration of Rights of man and the citizens.

United States in the 18th century had a ...

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This is a solution compares and contrasts the political changes which took place in Great Britain, France and the United States during the latter part of 18th and 19th century. It also states the reasons for particular political changes

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