TransatlanticRevolutions2 part1

TransatlanticRevolutions2 part1 - Pollard HST 103...

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Pollard HST 103 Transatlantic Revolutions, #2 October 27 and 29, 2009 Revolution-either slight changes or bloody wars world ca 1800 violent changes in politics and economics, enlightenment ideas were huge (a king only ruled by consent, relationships of power were based on a contract) north america had opportunities spanish did not, economic opportunities for everyone hierarchy didnt matter as much 1770s american rev--gorilla warfare originally, a model for spanish american rev to follow 1787 philly convention const of constitution, full manifestation of enlightenment ideas, men w/ the right to vote could take the old social order and make a new one out of it, american revs had it easier bc they had an english model for the constitution (regular men created a new order, contribution for individual to the state with a return to the individual from the state, BOR 1791) political body had to respect its citizens and citizens had to contribute to society "freedom" from mercantalism, monarchy, system which faraway monarch dictates economics. american rev is a byproduct of world affairs, serves as a model for how to cut ties w the mother country, rid themselves of king, and achieve that (white) creoles were equal 3 . 1789: Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité french fighting for equality not freedom, had no model to follow, had ideas and nothing else, system was much harder to conquer than the american system, enlightenment and american rev served as a semi model heretitary class system, king was a symbol and present, roman catholic Louis XIV finished futalism Louis XVI (1754-1793) absolutism had failed, catholic church was powerful again, france was fragmented (not modern) known for his excess, dumped money into the american rev to work against the english, loaned too much (marie antoinette hated by the french bc she represented the french aristocracy) Internal Causes -Mercantilism failed to provide the bourgeois classes full econ power, people were frustrated, these ppl were educated and making a fortune off of the new world -pop explosion (france's pop increased by 50% btwn 1730 & 1780) w/o the potato (though potatoes
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