The Declaration Of The United Nations

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The Declarations of 1776, 1789, and 1948 provide key outlines and the base for human rights by showing what is no longer acceptable. The Virginia Declaration of Rights was adopted by the Virginia Constitutional Convention in 1776. It gave inherent rights to men, which included the right to change or abolish weak or unfair government. The stimulus for the Declaration of Rights of Man and Citizen of 1789 drew from the Virginia Declaration of Rights. The idea behind this declaration was that all free individuals were protected equally by law. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights of 1948 created by the United Nations, was the first document that outlined human rights on much more global scale. The Virginia Declaration of Rights drawn up by George Mason, consisted of 16 sections, which described the rights of men and what they could do within the government. It stated that all power is vested within the people and that all men are naturally born free and equal. It also stated that the government has to protect the security of the people and nation. It separated the government into three branches, the legislative, judicial, and executive, so that not one part of government becomes more powerful than another. This document gave the right for Americans to revolt against the British government and become an Independent Nation. The Americans wanted democracy and to be able to establish their own government. They gained their independence and established a government with a
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