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The revolutions results 2014

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  • 1. Some Results
  • 2.  Did the ideals of the revolution change as its leadership changed?  Were the original goals achieved? Did they hold on to these achievements?  Which social classes gained the most from the revolution? Which lost?  How was the old political, social, and economic order of society changed?
  • 3.  Least violent revolution and most stable government        afterwards Expansion of voting rights (among white men) Articles of Confederation created a limited government. (Democracy was a gradual process!) Slavery continued The Constitution created the best government EVER. (Remember, history is all about interpretation!) Bill of Rights and Constitution=1st sustained effort to put Enlightenment ideals into practice! Right to Revolution!!! The new U.S. developed in relative isolation.
  • 4.  Violent Revolution  Real politics in the public sphere emerged for the 1st      time-More involvement by ordinary people Common people begin thinking of themselves as part of a NATION! State replaces Church! Napoleon spread revolutionary ideas through conquest! For decades following the revolution, the French government changed frequently from Republic to Monarchy, with intermittent periods of violence and civil war. Other European powers made alliances to balance the power of Europe and keep stability (no more revolutions).
  • 5.  Only completely successful slave revolt in world history  Most whites fled or were killed  Private/State lands redistributed-Nation of small-scale     farmers producing mostly for their own needs (contrast with former plantation economy) Destructive internal divisions of race/color/class Poverty/Authoritarian politics Inspired other slave rebellions-temporary expansion of slavery elsewhere In Latin America-deep caution and social conservativism in independence movement leaders
  • 6.  Political/Social: Tended to be undemocratic (military junta)  Continued battles between liberals, conservatives and the military over how to best rule. Unstable.  Tensions between articulate political forces and the separate masses.  Economic:  Unable to free itself from dependence on Western-controlled economic patterns.  Dependent on foreign tech and investment  Cultural/intelligent: Colonial relationship still existed  Distinct cultural entity  combination of Western styles and values plus its racial diversity, colonial past, and social structure of a semi-colonial economy.

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