French revolution laid the foundation of democracy.
Arguments in against –
The French Revolution of 1789 was a middle-class rebellion against the privileges of the aristocracy and the clergy. It wasn’t at all intended to establish democracy.
A few years after 1789, the French Revolution became a mere scramble for power between groups of middle-class politicians and professionals.
The Jacobins became a terrible dictorial group, and so did Napoleon Bonaparte.
Although we can’t deny that the revolution gave us some important ideals for democracy. But this wasn’t the foundation. England restarted the democratic form, after the Greeks. The French only had a revolution for the want of the proper democratic practices, but the ideas had been created much before. The main origins of present day democracy lie with the Levelers of the 1640s in England, the Bill of Rights of 1689 in England, the Declaration of Independence in USA in 1776, the Chartist Movement in UK during 1838-48, and the many popular revolutions in Europe in 1830 and 1848.