This is a research paper on the revolutions in America and France. The United States of America and France share significant similarities. These similarities are because both have gone through drastic revolutions and adopted leadership philosophies that hibernated on how they operate. America as a state fought to release itself from the British rule and, on the other hand the French fought to overcome Monarchy and give power to the people. The revolution seemed to have common goals to empower society and precede equality to all individual publics also had freedom of royalty. However, each of these countries had different approaches on executing their plans. The clear difference was due to religious and philosophical beliefs of the persons involved and 'glorious revolution colonies'. They shared the stringent measures for natural rights and equality; and these ideological created an immense set of comparison of both revolutions. (Sewell 1980)
France has long been a nation of refinement with excellence and dignity for its people. The French court is well known to set quality standards and has belligerent diplomatic qualities. French people usually display heroic acts of grandeur. For example, the Napoleonic wars can be remembered as one of the most inspiring moments of western history when France was a giant at the peak of her power. The battle of the Nile was witness worldwide as an extraordinary incident. France and America at that time felt the need to set its people free from oppressive and tyrannical rules of absolute monarchs and, they hugely desired to entice individuals to absorb independence from such forces. Great challenges such as land grabbing and impediment between France and Russians lead to extensive war which behest absolutist rulers. The war to peasant and middle class attacks was disenchanted and lead to higher taxes, and lack of benefits.
The citizens immensely felt the load and pain whereby the war wreaked most of their institutions making them suffer. Leadership in America and France was certainly repressive on taxation and both countries suffered social and economical challenges which united the people to desire to create solutions for their nation (e.g. toppling hierarchies of power and giving leadership back to the people). America as a British colony recouped the glorious revolution. However, in the mind of the colonies they were not plebs one can trample on and the British citizens were the ones who enjoyed right and freedom while American people being peculiar understood their government and legal rights. The people could easily identify cases where they felt short of injustice and tyranny. The publics in America were knowledgeable and could not easily be mistreated. This later on resulted to the county's independence as a 'super power nation'. It made the USA have coherent modalities as one of the world's most influential states (Countryman 2003).
After seven years of war, France fought to expand colonist enterprises and gather wealth for a once wealthy state and monarch. France was highly affected and its economy in the long run weakened which become devastating. The revolution of 1789-94 marked the arrival of modern bourgeois capitalist society in the history of France. Sally Waller an author indicated that people continuously paid high taxes affecting industrialization. In France just as in the case of America revolution, there was dissatisfaction of leadership on absolute monarchy as bureaucracy got in the way (e.g. people were willing to have a meaningful parliament but they could not engage on issues pertaining to plea of the citizens). The taxes gradually increased in the years of war and the benefits could not be felt. The structures were obsolete and the lack of employment led to idleness which led to Aristocrats planning actions for revolution. The revolution turned against monarchy and impacted values that hinder progress of an assertive world for industrialization. (Waller 2002)
America had no time of protracted wars out of the country and their economy was not affected as a result of wars thus necessitated the need of more funds. They battle with Indians based on land but this could not lead to bankruptcy. The Americans colony was weakening due to many battles of land grabbing wars. The American citizens were also more impoverished compared to their counterparts in France, and eventually both felt the hint of massive taxation.
There was class participation on American Revolution, and Americans were beneficiaries of British colonists and enjoyed considerable favours from the British government. However, in France the aristocrats with nobles were faithful towards the monarchy due to bureaucracy which robbed their power thus were resistant to the authority. They significantly became rebellious in awe of freedom. Both American and France had similarities of a population of revolts which had opposed bureaucratic ingenuity in the society.
Both American and France revolutions aimed at creating a balanced field in the society whereby the justice system protects all citizens no matter their colour or race. They prompted for greater change and quality living (e.g. the nobles wanted to control part of the country resources, while the middle classes wanted representation and reduction of taxes and the poor wanted jobs to contribute for the economy and earn a living) hence everyone had a goal for a better lifestyle. Both citizens in America and France fought for reduction of taxes and benefits from it also wanted the war to end (Wood 2002).
American and French revolutions have many commonalities with slight differences due to histories and time periods of the happenings in the national upcoming. The reactions on the revolutions were to bring to an end long period of sabotage and eradicate poverty through governing values by overcoming oppressive monarchy. Taxation on the other hand was viewed by many to lack benefits and, was seen as a way of making them more powerless so that impunity could continue in leadership. The revolution was due to enlightenment of ideas which lead to many rebellions against governments. We can conclude by saying that the revolutions in the end resulted to greater republics governed with a constitution that nowadays benefits all people equally.