American Revolution & Similarities between the French and American Revolutions

Causes of the American Revolution

7 years war (war debt), Taxes, Enlightenment Ideas

Outcomes of the American Revolution

Colonists, independence from American colonies (Great Britain).

Effects of the American Revolution

USA was formed, inspired the French Revolution

Federal System

A union of states under a central government system

Bill of Rights

The first ten amendments of the US constitution. These include our freedoms and rights.

Similarities between the French and American Revolutions

Both want a change from being ruled by an absolute ruler, both have economic instability from war debt, both have social inequality. And also, both started because of enlightenment ideas.

What was the major difference between the American and French Revolutions?

The American revolution didn't have the reign of terror.

War of Austrian Succession

A war between Austria, Prussia and France while Maria Theresa was on the throne. Prussia wanted more land and tried to take advantage of a woman on the throne. In the end all of the land was given back except for Silesia. This made Maria mad and this then lead to the 7 years war.

Seven Years War

Between Great Britain and France, Great Britain wanted Frances land on North America (the diplomatic revolution), Britain ended up with a lot of Frances land (Canada and the land east of the Mississippi river), This leads to the American Revolution.