Impacts Of Political Revolution

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The language of political revolutions has guided other groups in their movement toward change. Documents of political revolution such as The Declaration of Independence and The Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen have had a major influence on the women’s rights campaign and documents written in support of their cause. The documents are similar in language, organization, and overall idea of laws that should be enforced in society. Although these documents were written in different times and places, they emphasized the desire for a government that would help groups gain representation. The women’s rights campaign have adapted these documents to further their cause in their movement toward representation. The Declaration of …show more content…
She stated that The Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen excluded the rights of women. During the French Revolution, elections consisted of active and passive citizens. Active citizens had the right to vote, while passive citizens paid taxes but didn’t have the right to vote. Women fell under the passive citizens, which inspired Olymoe de Gouges to write The Declaration of the Rights of Woman and Citizen. The Declaration of the Rights of Woman and Citizen used The Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen as a model, taking the words of the original document and manifesting them into a cry for women’s equality. Principle ten in The Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen states “no one if to be disquieted because of his opinions, even religious, provided their manifestation does not disturb the public order established by law” (95). In article X, Olympe de Gouges changed this principle to include “since a woman has the right to mount the scaffold, she must also have the right to mount the tribune, provided her interventions do not disturb the public order as it has been established by law” (96). This change expressed that if women can be executed, they should also have the ability to be involved in politics and be able to run for office without disturbing public order. Principle eleven in The …show more content…
The convention was held in Seneca Falls, New York where they drafted The Declaration of Sentiments. Elizabeth Stanton went on to campaign for the end of slavery and women’s rights. The Declaration of Sentiments was modeled after The Declaration of Independence to emphasize that men and women should have the same rights, and that men had absolute tyranny over women, denying their equal rights. The Declaration of Sentiments presented laws written in The Declaration of Independence, and rephrased them to show how men have taken away these rights from women. Each law in The Declaration of Independence is addressed to King Louis XVI with the use of the word “he.” The Declaration of Sentiments mimics the manner used to address the king, but the “he” is used to address male oppressors. The Declaration of Independence also states that the governments are instituted among men, which was taken out by Elizabeth Cady in The Declaration of Sentiments to highlight that women are American citizens. The Declaration of Sentiments included similar ideas on equality and government. Elizabeth Cady Stanton revised the portion about equality to include both women and

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