Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen

During the turmoil that ensued throughout the French Revolution, a spark of hope existed as the National Assembly put forth a document recognizing the rights of men and citizens. In August of 1789, the National Assembly presented this document in order to protect equality, freedom, property, and resistance to oppression. Interestingly enough, much of the language seems similar to that of the Declaration of Independence and other interesting aspects of the image is that of the angels and the eye of providence atop the entire document. This eye represents God watching mankind and the angels could represent either God’s protection or any other number of symbolic meanings.

Website for the Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen
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