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John Sweazey February 2, 2006 History of Western Civ 2 Professor Kent Homework #2 Enlightenment writers called for change with the way things were in Europe. By writing The Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen , the National Assembly in France put together a set of rights for all men in response to the calls to reform made by enlightenment writers. The National Assembly showed that it agreed with the beliefs of enlightenment writers in that change was necessary. By granting freedom of religion,
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Unformatted text preview: freedom of press, equality in the eyes of the law, equal taxation, and absolute power to the nation instead of a government body or single ruler, this declaration appeased the enlightenment writers call for reforms. Enlightenment writers saw the need for a new type of government and the essential fall of absolutism because of the unequal treatment of the people that came with absolutism. The Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen brought these reforms about....
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