Revolutions Compare and Contrast the Term Paper

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He believed that if people join together and make a social contract they can both preserve their nation and remain free (Rousseau 93).

The French Revolution (1789-1799) was a ten-year period of upheaval in France as it was throughout Europe during the period which followed the American Revolution. In France, the political climate changed from a monarchy with aristocrats and much influence by the Catholic Church to a democracy. Citizens formulated their desires for rights and privileges equal to the aristocracy and, fighting for this ideal, won it.

The preamble to the French Constitution is a "Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen." The Declaration of Rights says that "No one shall be disturbed for his opinions, even religious, provided their manifestation does not disturb the public order established by law" (Knight 2).

The Constitution of the United States also has a preamble that declares that the People have joined together to form a more perfect Union (U.S. Constitution).

The two revolutions were both influenced by great thinkers and utilized the ideals of democracy to form a new world order.

Works Cited

Bancroft, George. History of the United States of America, from the discovery of the American continent. (1854-78), vol 7-10. Boston: Little, Brown, and company.

Knight, Kevin. French Revolution. Catholic Encyclopedia. 2006. http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/13009a.htm.

Robinson, Dave & Groves, Judy. Introducing Political Philosophy. New York: Icon Books. 2003.

Rousseau, George S. Nervous Acts: Essays on Literature, Culture…

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Works Cited

Bancroft, George. History of the United States of America, from the discovery of the American continent. (1854-78), vol 7-10. Boston: Little, Brown, and company.

Knight, Kevin. French Revolution. Catholic Encyclopedia. 2006. http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/13009a.htm.

Robinson, Dave & Groves, Judy. Introducing Political Philosophy. New York: Icon Books. 2003.

Rousseau, George S. Nervous Acts: Essays on Literature, Culture and Sensibility. Palgrave Macmillan. 2004.

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