The French Declaration of the rights of Man and of the Citizen is one of the most fundamental documents in the history of democracy. A representative product of the philosophy of the Enlightenment, it holds the rights of man to be universal, without distinction of race or religion, introducing the idea that human rights are a feature of human nature itself. This was used to create a nation of free individuals equally protected by law. Discover this major and actual piece of history: the Declaration of the Rights of Man is a great summary of the values of the French Revolution. As such, it had a major impact on the development of freedom and democracy worldwide, and its legacy is still alive every day.
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