Journal de la Republique Francaise

The French Revolution began in 1789 with demands by the “third estate” (peasants, farmers, workers, tradespeople) for economic reform and for limits on the powers of the monarchy, the nobility, and the church. Many Americans applauded when the newly constituted national assembly adopted a “Declaration of the Rights of Man” that was modeled on the American Declaration of Independence.

The French Revolution began in 1789 with demands by the “third estate” (peasants, farmers, workers, tradespeople) for economic reform and for limits on the powers of the monarchy, the nobility, and the church. Many Americans applauded when the newly constituted national assembly adopted a “Declaration of the Rights of Man” that was modeled on the American Declaration of Independence. Go here to view article

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