What Is A Revolution?

The term Revolution is defined as: A fundamental change in power or organizational structures that take place in a relatively short period of time. A revolution could be within political terms or stretch out to different branches like science or industry. If there is a change in ideas, ways of life, or power, it's a revolution.

The American Revolution

As a lot of us already know, the American Revolution was the start of the free country we know as America. We separated from Britain and decided that we could rule ourselves without a monarchy, but before that we went through some pretty tense times. Examples of these events could be The Boston Massacre, The Boston Tea Party, and The Intolerable Acts. All of these actions made by Britain ushered us into doing something to retaliate. Thus the signing of the Declaration of Independance. Afterwards, the actual Revolutionary War breaks out. Lasting from 1775 to 1783, many soldiers from both sides lost their lives.
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The Haitian Revolution

The Haitian Revolution created the 2nd free country in the Americas, shortly after the US became free. Haiti was a very wealthy French colony known as St. Dominique at the time. It was a large production site of sugar, indigo, coffee, and cotton generated by an enslaved labor force. White planters owned the plantations and the slaves. Inspired by the events in France, a number of Haitian-born revolutionary movements emerged simultaneously. Led by former slave Toussaint l'Overture, the enslaved would act first, rebelling against the planters on August 21, 1791. By the next year, the controlled a third of the island. Even when France sent reinforcements, the area held by the rebels only grew as the violence did. Before it all ended, 500,000 blacks and 24,000 of the 40,000 whites were killed. By 1801 l'Overture expanded the revolution beyond Haiti, conquering the neighboring Spanish colony of Santo Domingo. He abolished slavery in the Spanish speaking colony and declared himself the Governor-General for life.
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Hunger Games Revolution

In the series, The Hunger Games, a girl by the name of Katniss Everdeen is sent to participate in the 74th annual Hunger Games. She and the boy from her district, Peeta Mellark, both win the Games. That wasn't how it was supposed to go so the Capitol tries to wipe them both out in the 75th annual Games. They survive long enough to be rescued by the Rebellion, a group of rebels from the long thought extinguished district 13. There Katniss is used as the icon for the rebellion against the Capitol, which keeps all but themselves and two districts in poverty. They make it to the Capitol and get rid of the President. The districts are then freed and can live in peace without fear of being volunteered for the Hunger Games ever again.
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