French, American and Haitian Revolution Assignment
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French, American and Haitian Revolution1What was the origin and fallout of the French, American, and Haitian Revolutions?Origin of French RevolutionThere was no match between the economic and intellectual development of France and itssocial and political changes. Thus, it became difficult to commensurate social and politicalinfluence in the country. Absolute monarchy was consolidated by King Louis XIV (Doyle,1980). This led to destruction of the roots of feudalism. The feudal forms that still existedbecame a burden. The tax was very high on the productive classes and the privileged groupslike the nobility and the clergy governed the country. Feudal dues were levied on the peasantsand the small landlords which was unacceptable for them. There were food shortages in thecountry because the agricultural methods were backward and there were barriers related tothe internal tariff in the country. Apart from this, the church and absolutism was attacked bythe Voltaire. Then, the chaotic state of the government finance was a direct origin of therevolution in France.Fallout of French RevolutionThe French revolution failed in 1799 and got nullified by 1815. But the results of therevolution were far reaching. The power came in the hands of bourgeois and the landowningclasses. They controlled all the people. The death of Feudalism happened. The CodeNapoleon consolidated the entire social and the contractual relations in the country (Outram,D., & Schiebinger, 1991). Though France was unified and the power of national state gotenhanced but the ancient structures of Europe were tore down by the Revolutionary andNapoleonic Wars.
French, American and Haitian Revolution2Origin of American RevolutionThe revolution originated from the conflict that was created due to the growing tensionsbetween the people who lived in the 13vNorth American colonies in the Great Britain and thecolonial government that was the representative of the British crown. Skirmishes betweenBritish troops and colonial militiamen in Lexington and Concord in April 1775 kicked off thearmed conflict, and by the following summer, the rebels were waging a full-scale war fortheir independence (). In 1778 (Bailyn, 2012). The entry of France happened who were onthe colonialist side and with the support of France, the British surrendered at Yorktown.Fallout of American RevolutionThe collapse of France happened and led to French revolution as the country was heavilyburdened with debt. America also had nothing to defend them and they were open to attacks.Most of the people in America were farmers and they did not have any navy or army forthemselves. The UK faced continuous humiliations and they wanted to take revenge.so, theAmerica’s trading vessels were raided and high tariffs were imposed on the American ships(Wood, 2011). This further deteriorated the condition of the people in America. The economyof America was hurt to the extreme when the Britain refused to sell their goods in thecountry.