Hist Paper 2 - The Declaration of the Rights of MAN and...

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The Declaration of the Rights of MAN and Citizen Anam Ahmad HIST 100 4/16/09 Paper 2
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Independence is “freedom from the control, influence, support, aid, or the like, of others.” 1 Every human wish to have independence and rights they deserve. The French wanted their rights and to get them they rebelled against the monarchy. They fought for their rights, and wrote a declaration. Their declaration, called The Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen showed the courage of the French revolutionaries; it fought for independence, equality, and absolute freedom of action unless it prevented another individual’s right. With all these admirable rights the declaration failed to clarify who they meant by the word “citizen”. The Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen stated the basic rights that should be given to all human beings from the moment they take their first breath. Some of the rights listed are quite similar to the Declaration of Independence . It states, “Men are born and remain free and equal in rights, these rights are liberty, property, security and resistance to oppression.” 2 This line is nearly the same as the line out of the declaration of independence which states everyone is entitled to life, liberty, and the
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This note was uploaded on 04/29/2009 for the course HIST 100 taught by Professor Millskelley during the Spring '08 term at George Mason.

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