Michael Short History 1c Week 2

Michael Short History 1c Week 2 - Michael Short 10-09-09...

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Michael Short 10-09-09 History 1c Week 2 The article from this weeks reading that I found to be most interesting and intriguing to me was from the National Assembly entitled, “Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen”. My attention was most caught by this declaration, because of the similarities and connections it made with our very own constitution. There were several instances in the declaration where it appeared to be nearly identical to that of our own constitution. For example number nine in the declaration states, “Since every man is presumed innocent until declared guilty, if arrest be deemed indispensable, all unnecessary severity for securing the person of the accused must be severely repressed by law.” The constitution likewise has a statement very similar in it, on that I cannot recall fully, but it does say, “all men are innocent until proven guilty.” Along with this nearly all of the rest of the pieces of the declaration are in some way familiar to that of the
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This note was uploaded on 11/10/2011 for the course HISTORY 1c taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '10 term at UCLA.

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Michael Short History 1c Week 2 - Michael Short 10-09-09...

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