Read the Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen, created by the National Assembly on 26 August 1789 and Maximilien Robespierre’s proposed “Declaration of Rights,” presented on 24 April 1793. Compare and contrast the two declarations. In what ways did each achieve the values of the Enlightenment that we’ve studied? In what ways did each fall short? Be sure to relate each document to specific ideas from at least two of our philosophes and their writings.
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