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The American Revolution inspired the French revolution and yet it was markedly different from it. Elaborate.

Topic : History of the world will include events from 18th century such as industrial revolution, world wars, redrawal of national boundaries, colonization, decolonization, political philosophies like communism, capitalism, socialism etc.— their forms and effect on the society.

2. The American Revolution inspired the French revolution and yet it was markedly different from it. Elaborate. (250 words)

Reference: World History by Norman Lowe

Why the question:

The question is from static portions of GS paper I , part world history.

Key Demand of the question:

Discuss in what way American Revolution inspired French revolution and yet it was remarkably different.

Directive:

Elaborate – Give a detailed account as to how and why it occurred, or what is the particular context. You must be defining key terms where ever appropriate, and substantiate with relevant associated facts.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

In brief talk about some details of both the revolutions, present some timeline.

Body:

The American Revolution principally introduced new political possibilities driven by the

Enlightenment idea of republicanism, resurgent from Roman times to those living in France. The American Revolution was merely political not social like French revolution. French soldiers and sailors who came to the aid of American patriots in fighting their common enemy, the British, returned to France with some new concepts to work out, most notably “republicanism.” With its philosophical ideas of the natural rights of individuals and the division of powers, the American Revolution inspired the French Revolution.

Present differences and similarities of the two revolutions. Explain how one contributed to the other though the other stood out to be remarkably different.

Conclusion:

Conclude with significance of the two.