Essay on The Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen

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On August 26, 1789, the assembly issued the “Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen.” Through judicial matters, this document was written in order to secure due process and to create self-government among the French citizens. This document offered to the world and especially to the French citizens a summary of the morals and values of the Revolution, while in turn justifying the destruction of a government; especially in this case the French government, based upon autocracy of the ruler and advantage. The formation of a new government based upon the indisputable rights of the individuals of France through liberty and political uniformity.
This Declaration was a groundbreaker in the start of the French Revolution. Many events
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His intentions for this Declaration were to help transition France into an easier movement towards peace after the years of having an absolutist government to being their legalized government in tact, causing much harm for many citizens. Lafayette was a member of the American Revolution therefore he knew a lot of background information to do with writing ideas partaking to the Declaration. He was well informed and had a strong interpretation of the “Declaration of Independence” and the “Bill of Rights”. The Enlightenment such as work from John Locke; with many of his ideas correspond to the ideas and themes relating to La Fayette’s intentions and ideas to writing this Declaration.
An issue that occurred with the Declaration was that it did not contain a plan for the government to which it allocated a

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