In the late 18th century there were two dramatic revolutions that happened. There was the French revolution and the American Revolution. The American Revolution was between the American Settlers and Great Brittan and lasted from years 1775-1783. The French Revolution was between the Clergy and Nobility estates and the 3rd estate and lasted between the years 1789-1799. The French revolution was more radical then the American Revolution because how the revolutions started the French people would kill anyone who supported the king and, the ways the revolutions ended.
The American Revolution stared April 19, 1775 at the Battle of Lexington. It started when 700 British solders came to arrest Samuel Adams and John Hancock. Paul Revere found out about the British coming and then he made his famous ride through Lexington warning people that the British were coming. Then the Americans got together and a shot was fired and a battle started. It was the first of many. For the French revolution a mob of angry people went to the Bastille prison and starting attacking it and the guards in it.
In France you were either with the people or against them. If you were against them and supported the king in anyway they would just kill you. Maximilian Robespierre has control of the Committee of public safety and killed many people starting the reign f terror. This lasted for a few months until his followers got scared and had him arrested one night then killed the next. In America most of the people were for the rebellion. Most of the disputes were fought as a battle.
When the American settlers started struggling with the war, Ben Franklin went to Paris to get help in 1776. With full support of the war France sent its navy over with loads of weapons to help fight the war in 1777. After the French got on Americas side the Netherlands and Spain joined in too. After the battle of Yorktown the British retreated and gave up the war. The signing of the Treaty of Paris was...
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