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Declaration of the Rights of Man
1789

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In August, 1789, the revolutionary National Assembly of France produced the "Declaration of the Rights of Man," borrowing from the spirit of the American Revolution. Among the principles it set forth was the notion that, "Men are born and remain free and equal in rights."




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