A collection of french revolution essay questions, written and compiled by alpha history authors for use by teachers and students.  yet despite the vast body of literature comparing and contrasting the american and french revolutions and exploring the influences of the first on the second more recent studies of foreigners in the revolution have tended to retain much of mathiez's central thesis that the revolutionaries were “cosmopolitan” in their. Furthermore, by deprecating the revolutionary nature of the american revolution, the consensus school could isolate it from the indisputably radical french revolution and other modern upheavals, and continue to denounce the latter as ideological and socially disruptive while seeming to embrace the founding heritage of. Comparing the american, french and haitian revolutions by victoria stempel the american, french, and haitian revolutions all achieved their initial political goals with varying degrees of success, although victory sometimes meant great loss to the nations since the americans faced as less opposition and social. Summary: although the american and french revolutions took place on different continents, many similarities exist between the two in terms of the events leading up to them these include unfair treatment of citizens by their government, a series of riots, and the formal writing of grievances by citizens to the.
Enlightenment ideas and the success of the american revolution fueled revolution in france in 1789 the french revolution was quite different than the. Edmund burke condemned the french revolution as a “digest of anarchy in the two parts of this essay i shall confine myself to burke's savage assault on the intellectuals of his day, specifically, those “men of letters,” or philosophes, whom burke believed had conspired with the “monied interest” to bring. Americans turned to the concrete lessons of history and experience to guide them in securing their liberty the french, on the other hand, deified reason above not only experience, but also above religion and divine revelation (essay by sean busick. The thesis is in the first paragraph and addresses both a similarity and a difference between the causes of the french and american revolutions, which earned 1 point for thesis the essay proceeds to discuss both the similarity ( influence of enlightenment ideas) and the difference (the american revolution being a colonial.
Essay review essay echoes the french revolution jordan michael smith bell d a shadows of revolution: reflections on france, past and present transformations ushered in by the enlightenment and the french revolution than this: a bell, currently at princeton university, is the contemporary american. The age of revolution includes the american revolution, the french revolution, the irish rebellion of 1798, the haitian revolution, the revolt of slaves in latin america, the first italian war of independence, sicilian revolution of 1848, and the 1848 revolutions in italy and the independence movements of spanish and.
The main question of this essay is therefore how american politics responded to the developments of the french revolution and how the french revolution influenced the breakdown of the franco-american alliance the hypothesis of this thesis is that the french revolution did in fact create the end of the. Today, it is common to compare the american and french revolutions but how much do they really have in common in this essay, i argue that they have little to do with each other.