French Revolution Essay | The Two Revolutions

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The Two Revolutions

Summary: This paper compares and contrasts the American and French Revolutions. In each case, philosophers had new ideas about freedom and democracy. These ideas have spread throughout the world.
There are many similarities between the French and American Revolutions. In 1776 France fell in love with America and the idea of liberty that America symbolized. Jean-Jacques Rousseau quoted, "Injustice is wrong not only because it is cruel, but also because it is stupid." (P.50). At the time, France was under control of King Louis XVI, and America was being governed by King George. The British were a common enemy to the French and American revolutions. The French were at war with their long-time foe, the British, while the Americans fought King George for control of the thirteen colonies. During the American Revolution the colonists actively courted France's help, Franklin wrote, "It is my intention, to procure what advantages I can for our country, by endeavoring to please this court." (P.53). The French responded by sending the Americans money, war materials and food. The war materials included French...

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