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Where did the ideas of the French Revolution come from?
1. The ideas of the French Revolution were drawn from the Enlightenment, influenced by the British political system, inspired by the American Revolution and shaped by local grievances. 2. The best-known expression of French revolutionary ideas was the slogan “Liberty!
How did the American model influence the French Revolution?
The American model provided French reformers with a working example of a successful revolution and a written constitution. The ideas of the French Revolution were also inspired or shaped by grievances specific to 18th century France. Some of the key ideas are summarised below.
What was the idea of fraternity in the French Revolution?
Fraternity suggested that the nation’s citizens were bound together in solidarity. It combined nationalism with love and concern for one’s fellow citizens. Fraternity was the most abstract, idealistic and unachievable of all revolutionary ideals.
Who was the US minister to France during the French Revolution?
Although American minister to France Gouverneur Morris did not obtain Paine’s release, Morris was able to intercede successfully on behalf many Americans imprisoned during the Terror, including the American consuls at Dunkirk, Rouen, and Le Havre.
How did Liberty and fraternity influence the French Revolution?
“The discussion of liberty equality and fraternity has been a major influence on political thought since the time of the French Revolution… The revolution marked the triumph of ‘the people’. It pronounced, in 1789, the ‘Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen’.
What was the third ideal of the French Revolution?
The bourgeoisie was more reluctant about sharing political equality with the lower ranks of the Third Estate, thereby reflecting the lack of equality among people of those times. This third ideal which meant brotherhood was the most difficult to achieve out of all three.