The Declaration Of Rights Of Women And A Public Speech By Frederick Douglass

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The French Revolution produced many changes both in France and in Europe as a whole. The most evident change brought by the French Revolution was the move from absolutism to republicanism that represents a shift towards democracy. The Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen, which was announced in 1789, was arguably the foundations of the human rights and many constitutions in democratic countries like the Britain and America. The concept is based on the “natural rights” that were established as universal moral standards and it significantly influenced many revolutions, especially the American Revolution. Ironically, the idea of “natural rights” was not universal as the rights for women and slaves were excluded when it was first conceived; these rights were only applied to certain groups of people, which is unnatural. The two declarations of rights of man and woman, and a public speech by Frederick Douglass describe similar attempts of gaining the rights, and liberties of the individual but their approaches to the subject are different. The Declaration of Rights of Women and a speech modified the Declaration of Rights of Man to extend the denotation of the other individuals to include women and slavery. Thus, although the Rights of Man and Citizen was considered as a significant basis of defining rights, it only generated more unrighteousness and conflict in the long run as it was missing two important subjects. The Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen is a

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