Napoleon defeating counter-revolutionaries, French Revolution, 18th century

French Revolution


The American Revolution didn’t only bring freedom to Americans; it also helped fuel a revolution across the ocean in France. Learn about how the French people overthrew their monarchy and what the result of the revolution was.

Portrait of George Washington

Where would we be without George Washington?

Source: National Constitution Center

George Washington retired shortly after the American Revolution and re-emerged on the political scene several years later. In this essay, historian Edward Larson emphasizes the significance of these actions and makes a connection to modern global revolutions.