World Revolutions and the Coming of the American Civil War By Dave & Mike
Revolutions Leading Up to theCivil WarBy Mike K and David L
The American civil war in the age ofNationalist Conflict• Andre M. Fleche from The University of North Carolina Press Chapel Hill hasresearched the revolutions around the world between 1776 and 1861. “Thesewars and revolutions seemed to present different models of republican nation-building and offer alternative definitions of what democratic revolution couldentail.” These Revolutions led up to and had a great influence on the AmericanCivil War. Each revolution looked at between this time was a revolution of agovernment. The government change was either a change to a more democraticgovernment or a change from monarchy to republicanism. This change was madeby countries around the world because of America’s revolution against Britain.This shows that America had a huge impact on the world. These revolutions alsohad a great impact on America. After America had seen all the revolutions inEurope they were further convinced that they needed to make a change. Theywere not democratic enough because they still had slavery. America influencedthe governments of many nations around the world between 1776 and1861, while those nations and their revolutions also influenced America .• The American Revolution was the start of a wave of revolutions during the 19thcentury. A painting by John Trumbull of the British surrendering shows theAmerican’s victory. This victory inspired other nations to revolt against theirmonarchies and start republican governments. This painting begins the slideshow.
American Revolution 1776This is a painting of the British surrendering to the United States during the AmericanRevolution. This marked a new era all around the world. Once other countries had seenwhat the United States had accomplished by revolting against the British, the othercountries decided that they were also tired of being ruled by Monarchs and there was anoutbreak of revolts in a short time.
Map of Revolting Nations 1776-1826This map shows the revolutions that occurred between 1776 and 1826. 1776 was the endof the American Revolution and after this many revolutions occurred. 1826 is not the endof the revolution era but this map still shows that many countries were revolting at thistime.
Haitian Revolution 1792This is a painting of the Haitian Revolution which occurred in 1792. This was a slave revoltand the painting depicts many Africans battling against the French for freedom. Thisrevolution along with other slave revolutions had an influence on America and their decisionto abolish slavery.
French Revolution 1789This is a painting of the French revolution of 1789. This was a revolution of the lowerclass of French people against the upper class and monarchy in France. This is a verysimilar situation to Americas revolution and America definitely had a influence onFrance.
Poland Uprising 1830This is a painting of the battle of Grochow which occurred during the Polish Uprising of 1830. Thepolish uprising was Polishes fight for independence against the Russians. They ended up losing toRussia but it was a revolt and the American revolution and other revolutions definitely had aninfluence on Polands decision to revolt. America was also influenced by this revolution. America sawthis fight for independence and knew they wanted to fight for the people in their country who were stillnot free.
European Map 1848This map shows the borders of European countries in 1848, the year when revolutions spread acrossEurope. It also shows the boundaries of the German Confederation. The Forty-Eighters supportedunifying this territory under one democratic government. This group was a major supporter of theEuropean revolutions and was deeply involved with them, especially in Germany. America saw thisdemocratic movement and thought that they should also change to be more democratic and this lead to theCivil War.
Carl ShurzCarl Schurz was a member of the Forty-Eighters, a group of Europeans who supported the revolutionsthroughout Europe in 1848 and wanted a unified Germany, along with more freedoms and a moredemocratic German government. Forty-Eighters strongly opposed slavery. Soon after these revolutionsin Europe, The American Civil War took place and ended slavery in the U.S.
Denmark UprisingYears before the revolutions of 1848, a movement in Denmark began leading the country in a newdirection. During the Spring of Nations in 1848, a peaceful uprising occurred in Denmark. Thisuprising put an end to the absolute monarchy in Denmark, with Christian VIII as the last absolutemonarch. Then Frederick VII (above) became the first constitutional monarch. This was ademocratic change and America saw all these Democratic changes and want to also change.
Italian States Unification in 1848The image above shows The different states in Italy before it was unified during the Spring ofNations in 1848. During this time, part of northern Italy was ruled by the Austrian Empire. Thebiggest uprising occurred in Sicily. The Italian revolution was all together a failure and many of theItalian States’ governments went back to the way they were soon after. Once again this democraticchange affected America and made them also want to make a democratic change.
American Civil WarThis image shows a battle from the American Civil war, when the Union fought theConfederacy with the main conflict being slavery. This shows that America was impacted bythe rest of the world, because during this time, many other countries around the world wereabolishing and denouncing slavery, such as Haiti and the Forty-Eighters who were prominent inEurope.
Bibliography• Fleche, Andre M.. The revolution of 1861: theAmerican Civil War in the age of nationalistconflict. Chapel Hill: University of NorthCarolina Press, 2012. Print.
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