Similarities and Differences Between English Bill of Rights and the Declaration Rights of Man and Citizen Essay

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Similarities and differences between English bill of rights and the declaration rights of man and citizen
Bryan. W
Mr. Roberts
The English bill of rights and the declaration rights of man and citizen are two of the most influential documents ever written between 1600-1800; those documents greatly affect the rights and freedom that everyone was born with today, it also greatly affects the US constitution about how they govern their country how they think about government. The two documents have many similarities and differences; those two documents were both created because of a similar reason. The kings that were ruling before those documents were created were both corrupted with power; the kings didn’t listen to the people and in the
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It left King Louis with no choice but to call the general estates which are a group of people who represents the different classes of France to a meeting. (Roberts) Then later they found out that they were dismissed by the king and then they got very angry and went to the tennis court. They took the tennis court of oath where they vowed to stay there until the king make changes. (Roberts) King Louis sent his army, and then they took action and marched to the bastille where they got weapons, guns and gunpowder. They raped, killed and robbed all nobles they could see; it was called the ‘Great Fear’; they created the new document called ‘The declaration right of man and citizen’. (Roberts) They sent it to the king and he again refused. Women gathered up and marched to the king complaining that they want bread; it was called the bread march, 20,000 women came and gather around the Versailles. (Roberts) They forced the king to sign the Declaration rights of man and citizen. They forced King Louis to move to Paris; King Louis was forced to sign law after law. (Day) They had to find a way to get out and they disguised themselves as peasants and fled where later they were caught by revolution guards, while the king was just miles away from Austria. Robespierre was later crowned king, the country scared that the Austrians will send an army to counter the revolution. The Austrians came and joined with Prussia threatened to destroy French if anything happen to the royal family.