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American/French Revolutions

            Throughout time, people have fought for their rights, independence, liberty, freedom, and happiness. From nations, to organizations fighting, the pursuit has always been unstoppable and desperate. The ideas are so strong that effort is pulled forth so greatly to a point when no one fighting can be stopped. This effort is undoubtedly present both the French and American Revolutions; which stood for all the ideas people wish for. Resulting in the destruction of Tyranny, which was the premise for both Revolutions. Although both revolutions stood for basically the same ideas, the fights complexly differed. Americans fought a source of power, which controlled them from beyond their continent, in England. The Americans were colonies of England, who wished for independence from "Mother England". With this independence came freedom, liberty, rights, and happiness. The French Revolution was an internal struggle between France's people and its rulers. Although this revolution was certainly influenced by the American's, it was really more of uprising; changing the power of the country and assuring rights, freedom, liberty, and happiness. To understand the reason for these revolutions you must understand the society in which all peasants fighting lived, and why the fights were unquestionably necessary.
             The French Revolution was one of the bloodiest revolutions in history; it was responsible for taking the lives of thousands of Frenchmen. The Government order in France was an Absolute Monarchy. During this time the population was divided into three estates. The Third Estate was made up of the bourgeoisie, wage earners and the peasantry. They were the majority of the population. The Third Estate was also known as the estate of the commoners. The Second Estate was for the nobility. They numbered 400 000 with most of them being of minor rank. The First Estate comprised the clergy. The Upper Clergy were very wealthy and powerful and therefore they related to the First Estate.

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