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August 02, 2019

Posts tagged "American Revolution"

The Influence of the Enlightenment on The Formation of the United States

The Enlightenment was crucial in determining almost every aspect of colonial America, most notably in terms of politics, government, and religion. Without the central ideas and figures of the Enlightenment, the United States would have been drastically different since these  →

Puritan Ideology in “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God" and “A Model of Christian Charity"

The early American writers Jonathan Edwards and John Winthrop had quite little in common even though they were backers of the same basic principles of Christianity. Perhaps this difference is because of the situations each faced during his time of  →

A Comparison and Analysis of the French Versus Russian Revolutions

When one compares the French and the Russian revolutions, a number of important parallels become clear. In terms of religion, citizenship, and the role of women and the family, the Russian Revolution at its height (October 1917) was more radical  →

France’s Pre-revolutionary Financial Crisis: The Lead-up to the French Revolution

In the years leading up to the French Revolution and the subsequent overthrow of the monarchial systemin France, there were a number of significant financial problems stemming from many years of bed financial decisions made by previous rulers and their advisors.  →

A Comparison of the French Revolution and American Revolution

Both the American Revolution and French Revolution were the products of Enlightenment ideals that emphasized the idea of natural rights and equality. With such an ideological basis, it becomes clear when one sets out to compare the French Revolution and American Revolution  →

The Historical and Societal Functions of World Revolutions

War and revolution have always been significant influences that shape the development of societies and their internal and external systems and relationships. As Goldstone (1994) observes, “The modern world was ushered into existence on a wave of violent revolutions stretching  →

Candide by Voltaire: In the Context of the Enlightenment

Other essays and articles in the Literature Archives related to this topic include : Irony and Social Critique in “A Modest Proposal" and Candide • Common Themes in Romanticism, The Enlightenment, and the Renaissance • The Influence of the Enlightenment on The Formation of the  →