One of the fundamental documents of the French Revolution is the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen. It defines the universal practicality of the individual and collective rights of each estate of the realm. It was influenced heavily by the doctrine of natural rights and mandated that the rights of Man are universal and valid at all times and in every place. This was used to establish the fundamental rights of French citizens and all men without exception. It also established the principles of popular sovereignty and dismantled the diving right of kings. However, it does not address concerns of women and slaves.
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- French National Convention
- France’s Executive Directory
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- French Legislative Assembly