Charles Dickens’ strong novel, A Tale of Two Cities, is set through the French Revolution, including characters in the cities of London and Paris. This moving tale gives one pause to consider a story of two nations- -the differences between the French Revolution along with the American Revolution.
Only a few years earlier, colonial America had rebelled, not the tyrannical rule of the British, but although against poverty. In The Usa, it was men of education and property, not the poor, who rebelled. For autonomy, they invested their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honour. Paradoxically, it was the French nobility who stepped in with naval support and saved the American Revolution in the point of failure.
The aim of the American Revolution was to shift the laws that are opinion, not to kill the king. Franklin was in attempting all potential paths of diplomacy, the leader; revolution was the last resort. George Washington scrupulously avoided by deferring to the directives of the civilian government abusing military power, and he always put the demands of his men before his own. Aristocrat of character he was; greedy and power-hungry he wasn’t. They received amazing help when it was wanted, and sought the help of God in their endeavor.
The French Revolution, on the other hand, seems to have been driven by vengeance and hatred. Undoubtedly, dreadful injustices existed depicted by Dickens as well as in Victor Hugo’s brilliant novel, Les Miserables. The French peasants were at an excellent disadvantage, because their poverty seemed insurmountable, and they lacked cash and education; consequently they had no capacity to exercise influence on their oppressors. The mindless killing thoroughly disqualified them from any divine assistance. By killing the upper class, as well as their loved ones, as well as their servants, and anyone remotely connected, additionally they purged the society of instruction, law, culture, and other refinements essential to civilized society. Anarchy resulted from their efforts. A tyrannical regime that was new merely replaced the old oppressors, more brutal than ever before. That really didn’t function nicely, either, although it was bad enough that some looked to figures like Napoleon to save them.
The Americans went on to make a Constitution which is a model of independence for the remainder of the entire world. This Constitution provides limited power in the national government, maximum independence, and the vast majority of the power to the states and people. The success of the nation continues to be in proportion to the level of fiscal responsibility and law-abiding character establish by the government officials that are elected. Because America was free, she became wealthy. Like a number of other European states, France learned the greatest governing principles in the United States Constitution, only after long years of struggle.