Declaration of Independence/Declaration of Rights of Man and Citizen Essay


After experiencing years of arbitrary rule under Parliament and King George, Thomas Jefferson and the founders of what would become the United States drafted the Declaration of Independence. Years later, the revolutionaries in France drafted the Declaration of Rights of Man and Citizen based upon similar principles as the Declaration of Independence. For this assignment, you must read both the Declaration of Independence and the Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen. In your essay, which must be at least 750 words, address the following prompts. 1. Give an historical account of the events that led to the creation of each document. 2. Describe the common principles the documents share. 3. Describe how each documents continues to impact modern republics. Please use MLA format and cite all sources.