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The Declaration of the Rights of Man and of Citizens

A Contribution to Modern Constitutional History

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Author: Georg Jellinek
Published: 1901
Language: English
Wordcount: 20,170 / 72 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 44.1
LoC Category: B
Downloads: 832
Added to site: 2009.08.27
mnybks.net#: 25116
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Politics
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g of the States General. It had already appeared in a number of cahiers. The cahier of the Bailliage of Nemours is well worth noting, as it contained a chapter entitled "On the Necessity of a Declaration of the Rights of Man and of Citizens",[18] and sketched a plan of such a declaration with thirty articles. Among other plans that in the cahier des tiers état of the city of Paris has some interest.[19]

In the National Assembly, however, it was Lafayette who on July 11, 1789, made the motion to enact a declaration of rights in connection with the constitution, and he therewith laid before the assembly a plan of such a declaration.[20]

It is the prevailing opinion that Lafayette was inspired to make this motion by the North American Declaration of Independence.[21] And this instrument is further declared to have been the model that the Constituent Assembly had in mind in framing its declaration. The sharp, pointed style and the practical character of the

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