Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen from 1793

There was an earlier declaration in 1789, this one is a more comprehensive statement. The French people, convinced that forgetfulness and contempts of the natural rights of man are the sole causes of the miseries of the world, have resolved to set forth in a solemn declaration these sacred and inalienable rights, in order that … Continue reading “Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen from 1793”

Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen 1789

A further declaration was written in 1793 The declaration was written by the Marquis de Lafayette, with help from Thomas Jefferson.  Lafayette had assisted in the defeat of the British forces in the American Revolution. King Louis XVI of France signed this declaration, without much choice, but never intended to support it – he was … Continue reading “Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen 1789”

Declaration of Independence – USA, 4th July 1776

IN CONGRESS, JULY 4, 1776 The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen United States of America When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of … Continue reading “Declaration of Independence – USA, 4th July 1776”