|The flags of the three revolutions.|
You'll study three revolutions: America, France, and the failed Irish rebellion of 1798. To keep things simple, I've given each of them their own page. They each share questions on exams (you'll be asked to answer a question on either America or France or Ireland) and the same People in History question applies to all three.
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America was colonised by Britain in the 17th century, but unfair rules led the colonists to revolt and form their own country: the United States of America.
The American revolution inspired the French people, who were sick of the royalty living in wealth and luxury while the poor suffered, to turn against the king and queen and have their own revolution. Some of them lost their heads though...
By 1798, the spirit of revolution had reached Ireland. But was it going to be successful?