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  • Third Estate General
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    The French Revolution was a dark time in the history of man. From corruption in government to the almost certainty of starvation for the French peasants, there seemed to be no sign of better times. These were just a few of the logs in the ever-growing revolutionary fire that was burning in the late 1700's. There were many causes to the French Revolution ranging from: poor distribution of power and wealth, a bad harvest which left no grain for bread, a manufacturing depression, and the king's fin...
  • Mans Right To His Own Life
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    Capitalism The distinguished in the nineteenth century and it's collapse in the twentieth century have led to similar, though much slower and less obvious, process in the course of modern science. Today's frantic development in the field of technology has a quality reminiscent of the days preceding the economic crash of 1929. The clearest evidence of it may be seen in such comparatively young sciences such as psychology and political economy. In psychology, one may observe the attempt to study h...
  • Declaration Of The Rights Of Man
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    Influences on the Declaration of the Rights of Man Enlightenment philosophes were such amazing thinkers that they had influence on another document in French history, the Declaration of the Rights of Man. John Locke had great influence here too, with the first article, that says, 'The aim of all political association is the preservation of the natural and imprescriptable rights of man. These rights are liberty, property, security and resistance to oppression. ' Again, refering to his book The Tw...
  • Declaration Of The Rights Of Man
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    Few political documents have affected the world quite like the American Declaration of Independence or the French Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen. The repercussion of each have had a profound effect on world history up to this point. But why did these documents have such an effect? The answer lies in the common philosophical backgrounds of the two. The writings of Rousseau, Locke and Montesquieu all contained ideas that were later used by Thomas Jefferson and the National Assembly t...
  • Themes Of Rousseau's The Social Contract
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    Jean-Jacques Rousseau believed that society was a corrupted establishment. It is ill advised for a government or a constitution to place sanctions on humanity and its natural freedom. But no matter how evil government is, it is a necessary one. Rousseau tried to find the harmony between the individual and society in The Social Contract, in which he stated that with the right kind of politics, the true freedom of people would shine through. The Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen ...

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