Period 2

10/1/04 or 10/4/04

The American Revolution ended in 1781. The earth makes one revolution around the sun every 365 days. The Enlightenment was a cultural revolution that ended the Dark Ages. The word “revolution” means many things in different context.

The word revolution was first used in 1390 for description of celestial bodies, and originated from the Latin word “revolutus.” Revolution used in a political context was first record in the 1600’s from a French word. The word was then used in 1799 to mean “to change a thing completely and fundamentally.” Revolution today has three basic meanings. The first is the orbital motion about a point. The second definition is the overthrow of one government and its replacement with another. The third definition is a sudden or momentous change in a situation.

Revolution is possibly one of the most powerful ideas in society. In some people it brings forth the image of freedom, of ridding evil from the world. To others it means change, it means opportunity to express their ideas. Revolution is one of those unalienable rights that we have as human beings, it’s our responsibility to change our world to how we see fit. Revolution promotes growth, change and adaptation it our world. There are some that consider revolution the only thing that keeps the world alive, without its revolution about the sun we would have a very hard time surviving.

Revolution can be on a personal level. I had my own personal revolution about a year ago, when I decided I was not the person I wanted to be. It became my goal to change, and if it meant changing my friends and my surroundings then so be it. In my own civil war, I won over myself. I felt better about myself and proud that I had the power to change like that.

Revolution has the power to change the world and all those in it. From celestial bodies to important moments and history, revolution has shown its importance in our existence. Revolution is the driving force that affects people in society and can make people realize who they really are.