HISTORY FEBRUARY 25

HISTORY FEBRUARY 25 - HISTORY AUGUST LOWRANCE Impact of the...

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Unformatted text preview: HISTORY FEBRUARY 25, 2010 AUGUST LOWRANCE Impact of the Revolution on World History • Revolution o Contagion Established a form of government • Ideas spread around the world • Self government o Equal division of power Checks and balances • Central contributions of US constitution o Legislative branch Divided into two • House of congress o Elected my citizens o Democratic body o Responsive to move of the mob • Senate o Legislature elected senators Until 1913, 17 th amendment o Stable, more decision making o Less brain storming o Product of American revolution Series of revolutions that are like the American revolution o French revolution 1789-1799 • Similar to American Revolution, and different • Result of o Famine in the land Not enough for people to eat Same time king is engaged in massive govt spending o Support of American Revolution Trying to defend their empire Act against Britain • Enemy of france • King was executed o Congresses were established Attempt to est stable form of representative govt • Series of Revolutions • Barrowed from American Revolution o Similarities French self consciously modeled themselves on the American experience Attempted to establish self govt • National constituent assembly o Writing, governing documents o Wrote constitution Thomas Paine • 1781 o Went to france Translated some of the pamphlets into French Published book on American crisis Declaration of the rights of Man Enlightenment ideas...
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This note was uploaded on 02/21/2011 for the course HIST 2300 taught by Professor Gaines during the Spring '08 term at Texas Tech.

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HISTORY FEBRUARY 25 - HISTORY AUGUST LOWRANCE Impact of the...

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