Thousands of years ago many people believed in Ptolemy’s geocentric theory that the Earth was the center of the universe. But, not until around 1500 was that theory disproved by the heliocentric theory formed from a great astronomer named Copernicus. His theory proved that the sun is the center of the universe and that celestial objects’ revolution would orbit around the sun and not the Earth. The word revolution in this case meant an orbital motion around a point (superficial definition). But, it is because of the American Revolution and mainly the French Revolution that this word has been significantly altered. Revolutions had been given a new meaning, a meaning of reform, violent, and radical change in one’s government.
The French Revolution from 1789-1799 and the American Revolution from 1775-1783 have been two of the most talked about and historical revolutions. These two revolutions expressed a great impact around the world and have brought about great changes in their government. Many believe that these revolutions were very similar in the fact that both countries, France and America (13 colonies), wanted a better way of living and a new form of government. Although they were very much alike in that way as
Such differences were their reasons for change, they type of government that ruled over them, and the results of the revolutions. It dominated in the colonies political affairs giving them great power to govern and tax. As for when the French Revolution occurred, they too had a shortage of food and money. In the case of the American Revolution the British taxed the colonies with the Sugar, Quartering and Stamp, Tea and Intolerable Acts. Also new ideas were developing while problems were arousing from the discontent of the OldAcien Regime. French Indian War, Seven Years War) and also because of their support towards the colonies in the American Revolution. Also, the French did not only give aid and money to the Americas but gave them the "Statue of Liberty" (a woman) which represented freedom and liberty that was adopted from the French"tms Liberty statue of "Marianne". The Treaty of Paris 1814 ended the war. The good part about the results was that the third estate gain there rights as citizens. Both wars were similar because the opposing group was given a set of taxes. The ending of the revolutions brought about great change. The types of governments that ruled over these two revolutions were different. The American Revolution on the other hand was a war between the 13 colonies and Britain. The French being a longtime rival of England supplied the Colonist with equipment.