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I. It seems to be an accepted fact that the Americans and the French were ‘revolutionary twins’ during the 18 th century due to their similar roots in social unrest amidst economic troubles, however, we do not focus enough on the democratic principle that links the two together especially since the political climates of the countries were very different. Instead, we have acquired much knowledge regarding both countries’ efforts to overthrow repressive government, but ignored the root of this revolutionary commonality, the doctrine of natural rights. Root to the revolutionary semblance between Britain and France, the principle of natural rights played a constitutive role to both the American and French Revolutions of Western Europe spreading the most influential political and economic reforms of the 18 th century. II. Although the American Revolution is often understood as a radical endeavor as if individual freedom was an entirely new concept to this people, it was truly only an effort to return to
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