Tail Direct Consequences of Revolution i American Revolution The American

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Tail- Direct Consequences of Revolution i. American Revolution: The American colonies gained their independence from Great Britain, then forming the United States of America. George Washington was elected the leader of the country, the Articles of the Confederation were written as the main laws, which were later scrapped in favor of the Constitution and Bill of Rights. ii. French Revolution: The end of the French Revolution was marked by the beginning of the rule of Napoleon Bonaparte on November 3, 1799. He enacted the Napoleonic Code in 1804, which served as a list of laws, and reigned for nearly 16 years. iii. English Revolution: Following the Glorious Revolution, the British people agreed to have a constitutional monarchy system, William and Mary of Orange being the symbolic monarchs while Parliament actually ruled. A century later, the British, and their monarch King George III, lost the rule over the 13 colonies.
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The point of government is to protect the rights of the people. Presented by John Locke. This idea is important because it lays out exactly what the government is for. Prior to the Enlightenment, the vast majority of governments in the world were tyrannical monarchies. It helped the people of Britain, France, and Colonial America realize that they were ruled by a tyrannical government that wasn’t doing its proper job. Everyone has three unalienable god-given rights, being life, liberty, and property. Presented by John Locke. This statement assigns three things that nobody can take away from an individual. The people now had things that they knew no government could take away from them. They had a basis upon which they could decide the other rights of individuals. The rights to free speech and religious practice. Presented by Voltaire. The right to express one’s thoughts and to practice one’s way of life are some of the most essential rights of any human. Without these, the identity of an individual is diluted.With free speech and free religion came different ideas and scientific contributions that came about because someone spoke or analyzed a religion. Separation of powers into three branches of government. Presented by Baron de Montesquieu. Having three equivalently-powered branches of government ensures that no one person has complete control over the nation. Contrary to a Monarchy, a separated government needs to agree on a law to pass it. All three of the governments were once monarchies, but they adopted some form of the balanced separation system after their respective revolutions. Lack of Representation within the government The people were being heavily taxed for unjustified wars and the monarchy’s unnecessary expenses without the voice of the people. France’s involvement in the American revolution and their lack of a powerful leader lead them into considerable debt and national starvation.
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