What were the causes and results of the American Revolution, and what impact did it have on Europe?

In what ways were the French Revolution, the American Revolution, and the seventeenth-century English revolutions alike? In what ways were they different?
What were the causes and results of the American Revolution, and what impact did it have on Europe?
Why did the fall of the Bastille come to mark the triumph of French “liberty” over despotism?

Do you think the Parisian newspaper account might be biased? Why or why not?