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AMERICAN AND FRENCH REVOLUTION SIMILARITY | GS ARTICLES

<p style=”margin-bottom:13px”><span style=”font-size:14px;”><span style=”line-height:115%”><span style=”font-family:Calibri,sans-serif”><span lang=”EN-US”><span style=”background:white”><span style=”line-height:115%”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif”><span style=”color:black”><span style=”letter-spacing:.4pt”>The&nbsp;French Revolution&nbsp;was a complex conflict with numerous triggers and causes, the American Revolution set the stage for an effective uprising that the French had observed firsthand.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p>

<p style=”margin-bottom:13px”><span style=”font-size:14px;”><span style=”line-height:115%”><span style=”font-family:Calibri,sans-serif”><b><span lang=”EN-US”><span style=”background:white”><span style=”line-height:115%”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif”><span style=”color:black”><span style=”letter-spacing:.4pt”>SIMILAR CAUSES FOR BOTH THE REVOLUTIONS</span></span></span></span></span></span></b></span></span></span></p>

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<li style=”margin-bottom:13px; margin-left:8px”><span style=”font-size:14px;”><span style=”line-height:115%”><span style=”font-family:Calibri,sans-serif”><strong><span lang=”EN-US”><span style=”background:white”><span style=”line-height:115%”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif”><span style=”color:black”><span style=”letter-spacing:.4pt”>Economic struggles:&nbsp;</span></span></span></span></span></span></strong><span lang=”EN-US”><span style=”background:white”><span style=”line-height:115%”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif”><span style=”color:black”><span style=”letter-spacing:.4pt”>Both the Americans and French dealt with a taxation system they found discriminating and unfair</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li>
<li style=”margin-bottom:20px; margin-left:8px”><span style=”font-size:14px;”><span style=”background:white”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif”><strong><span lang=”EN-US” style=”font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif”><span style=”color:black”><span style=”letter-spacing:.4pt”>Monarchy:</span></span></span></strong><span lang=”EN-US” style=”font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif”><span style=”color:black”><span style=”letter-spacing:.4pt”>&nbsp;Although the colonists had lived in a constitutional monarchy with a parliamentary system, they revolted against the royal powers of King George III just like the French rose up against Louis XVI.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li>
<li style=”margin-bottom:20px; margin-left:8px”><span style=”font-size:14px;”><span style=”background:white”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif”><strong><span lang=”EN-US” style=”font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif”><span style=”color:black”><span style=”letter-spacing:.4pt”>Unequal rights:</span></span></span></strong><span lang=”EN-US” style=”font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif”><span style=”color:black”><span style=”letter-spacing:.4pt”>&nbsp;Like the American colonists, the French felt that specific rights were only granted to certain segments of society, especially to elite and aristocrats.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li>
<li style=”margin-bottom:13px; margin-left:8px”><span style=”font-size:14px;”><span style=”line-height:115%”><span style=”font-family:Calibri,sans-serif”><span lang=”EN-US”><span style=”background:white”><span style=”line-height:115%”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif”><span style=”color:black”><span style=”letter-spacing:.4pt”>Flow of idea of englightment from American colonie to French.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li>
<li style=”margin-bottom:20px; margin-left:8px”><span style=”font-size:14px;”><span style=”background:white”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif”><span lang=”EN-US” style=”font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif”><span style=”color:black”><span style=”letter-spacing:.4pt”>The National Assembly in France&nbsp; used the American&nbsp;Declaration of Independence&nbsp;as a model when drafting the&nbsp;<em><span style=”font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif”>Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen</span></em>&nbsp;in 1789. Much like the American document, the French declaration included Enlightenment philosophies, such as equal rights and popular sovereignty.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li>
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