Essay on "Code Napoleon" and “Declaration of the Rights of Man” Comparison

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"Code Napoleon" and “Declaration of the Rights of Man” Comparison

The longest lasting effect of Napoleon Bonaparte's rule over France was his overseeing the implementation of a series of national laws collectively known as the Civil Code, or Code Napoleon. Code Napoleon was the successor to the idea’s stated in The Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen, While at first, Napoleon generally adhered to the philosophies of the French Revolutionist as created in The Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen, as time progressed, his absolute power allowed for corruption at the expense of the French people. Napoleon violated almost every principle in the Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen in order to benefit his own
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Code Napoleon had high regards for religious freedoms. Jews were no longer cast in unfavorable light. This was at a time in history when discrimination was rampant. Napoleon decided to liberate and offer equality to Jews, Protestants and Free Masons. He also opened the churches that were closed for years. This conformed directly to the Declarations law stating that “No one shall be disquieted on account of his opinions, including his religious views, provided their manifestation does not disturb the public order established by law.” This also is connected to his yearning for a secular nation or a nation that purports to be officially neutral in matters of religion. He also incorporated the law that said “Since property is an inviolable and sacred right, no one shall be deprived thereof except where public necessity, legally determined, shall clearly demand it, and then only on condition that the owner shall have been previously and equitably indemnified” which means that you have the right to protection of private property. The abolition of serfdom and feudalism was a huge success in France under Napoleon's reign which was also