Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen (French Revolution: Part 4)

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Ibolya Horvath
by Tom Richey
published on 08 June 2022

The long-awaited fourth installment of my French Revolution series addresses the Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen, which was passed by the National Assembly in 1789. The Declaration outlines the principles of the French Revolution, giving us a picture of both what the revolutionaries were seeking and also a preview of where the Revolution was heading. I present the Declaration of the Rights of Man as a dialogue between Thomas Jefferson and Jean-Jacques Rousseau, as both Jeffersonian liberalism and Rousseau's radical democracy are both evident in the document.

This lecture is designed for students taking courses in AP European History and Western Civilization, but should also meet the needs of advanced high school students and lifelong learners.

This is part of my French Revolution lecture series, which you may access here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLfzs_X6OQBOw3X9AteC7RjzsS1qUWdQCn&action_edit=1

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Richey, T. (2022, June 08). Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen (French Revolution: Part 4). World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/video/2783/declaration-of-the-rights-of-man-and-the-citizen-f/

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Richey, Tom. "Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen (French Revolution: Part 4)." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified June 08, 2022. https://www.worldhistory.org/video/2783/declaration-of-the-rights-of-man-and-the-citizen-f/.

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Richey, Tom. "Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen (French Revolution: Part 4)." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 08 Jun 2022. Web. 05 Feb 2023.

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