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The Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen is a French document that first appeared on the 26th of August 1789 It was first written by the bourgsousie more specifically the lawyers and merchants of the third estate and then was adopted by the National Assembly It was meant to give equal and just rights to every man so it said but it was actually more geared towards the property owners it protected their rights and intrests more than anyone elses The declaration enumerated a number of rights with which all men were held to be endowed and nullified the divine right of kings which was the former bases of the French government The enumerated rights included the making of laws equality before the law equitable taxation protection against the loss of property through arbitrary action by the state freedom of religion speech and the press and protection against arbitrary arrest and punishment This declaration is a take-off of the American Declaration of Independence which was working wonderfully for America so they felt it would also work for them This document intended to make all men equal it took away the monopolies that the knobles held over everyone and gave everyone a fair and fighting chance Men are born and remain free and equal in rights Social distinctions may be based only on common utility is the first enumeration of the declaration which was derived from Enlightenment ideas drawn from the works of political philosophers such as Locke and Montesquieu The declaration completely ignored the clergy they did this because they wanted the new government to be non-denomintational And by not including the church in the document they succeeded in doing this It also completely ignored the women but i feel that that was because of the times women were not considered to be in any way equal to men so why should they bewritten into the new declaration The
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