American and French Revolution Essay

On the French side important people were Louis XVI, Marie Antoinette, and Napoleon Bonaparte. Louis XVI took the throne at 19 years old. He taxed nobility and clergy for the debt France was in. In 1792 he was beheaded for having conspired against the liberty of the nation. His wife Marie Antoinette was the Austrian daughter of Marie Teresa. The French hated her because she spent millions on clothes and material objects and she wasn't French. Napoleon Bonaparte was a French military leader. With his marriage to Josephine de Beauharnaiz he was able to get command of the French army. He was able to achieve many victories.

Causes for the American and French revolutions were similar to one another. The colonies had a bad government. They had few rights and were being unfairly taxed. The French also had a bad government. They wanted to govern themselves. There were unfair political advantages between estates. There was also unfair taxing and working men and women had few rights.



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