Revolutions in the Age of Absolutism and the Age of Enlightenment (French…
Revolutions in the Age of Absolutism and the Age of Enlightenment
French Revolution: 1789-1799
The absolutist monarchy in France was eliminated.
The Three Estates system, and thus the last remains of feudalism in France, was eliminated.
Eventually lead to the Napoleonic Empire
The unequal Three Estates system was abolished.
Nobles were seen as decadent and were forced to flee the country throughout the most violent stages of the Revolution. Those who did not do so were often executed via the guillotine.
The French government had ended the decadent monarchy but multiple wars put an extra strain on the reforming economy
The Revolution helped to intensify the Industrial Revolution
American Revolution: 1775-1883
The British government was replaced by first the Articles of Confederation and afterwards the United States Constitution
Instead of a monarchy, the United States opted to go with a democratic form of government.
In general, daily life for most Americans stayed the same as before.
Southern culture continued to remain influenced by British and European culture.
Haitian Revolution: 1791-1804
French rule was overthrown by a slave rebellion and replaced with a republic.
Mulattos dominated the economics and politics of the new country.
Mulatto domination created a new caste system
The country was forced to make reparations to ex-slaveholders in France, leaving the country in debt.
Glorious Revolution: 1688-1689
British monarchy was further weakened without bloodshed
The British monarchy was restricted to a constitutional monarchy; Parliament would continue to gain supremacy over the centuries to follow.
The English Bill of Rights was created.