Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen

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Men are born and remain free and equal in rights. Social distinctions may be founded only upon the general good. ~ Article 1

The Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen (French: Déclaration des droits de l'homme et du citoyen), passed by France's National Constituent Assembly in August 1789, is a fundamental document of the French Revolution and in the history of human and civil rights and was influenced by the American Revolution.

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  • Les hommes naissent et demeurent libres et égaux en droits. Les distinctions sociales ne peuvent être fondées que sur l'utilité commune.
    • Men are born and remain free and equal in rights. Social distinctions may be founded only upon the general good.
      • Article 1

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