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Documents of Independence & Citizenship

Looking at the "Declaration of Independence" by Thomas Jefferson, "Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen" (the French Declaration of Independence), and "The Bill of Rights".

1. What was the purpose of the Declaration in each country?
4. What does the Bill of Rights do that the Declaration doesn't?

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Declaration of Independence
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Declaration_of_Independence

purpose: To establish that the American colonies were now formally independent of the British and to explain the political basis for (justification) of that act.

Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen
http://chnm.gmu.edu/revolution/d/295/

purpose:

"this declaration, being constantly before all the members of the Social body, shall remind them continually of their rights and duties; in order that the acts of the legislative power, as well as those of the executive power, may be compared at any moment with the objects and purposes of ...

Solution Summary

The solutions provides a narrative discussion of the purpose and similarities (with an insight into the history of each) of the American Declaration of Independence, the French Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen and the US Bill of Rights.

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