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American and French Revolutions

1. Explain the cause of these changes in each nation, including the conditions that led to both the American and French revolutions and possible reasons for the very different outcomes in the revolutions.

2. Also, looking ahead to the Industrial Age, what would cause Great Britain to eventually follow the path to democracy as well?

3. Further, how did the rise of the American and European democracies, as developing industrial powers, also influence Africa and Asia?

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1. Explain the cause of these changes in each nation, including the conditions that led to both the American and French revolutions and possible reasons for the very different outcomes in the revolutions.

The causes for both revolutions were entrenched in the desire for the common man to gain control over their own lives and destiny. In both countries, the monarch had ruled supreme for centuries, and the common people wanted to attain the autonomy to do what they wanted for their own lives while spending money and resources for themselves. In France, the monarch was more pronounced because the monarchy was within the actual country and people were desperately starving for food, resources, and any semblance of a life. This culminated with the disastrous rule of a king and queen who were too far removed from the suffering of the common man that the peasants decided to rise against the monarchy along with revolutionists. This revolution was bloody and unfulfilled in the end as the very same revolutionists that rose against power, began to exhibit the same displays of abuse of power of those who they overthrew. This was the difference between the American and French Revolutions as in France; the tyrannical regime was ingrained within the ...

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American and French Revolutions

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