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The declaration of the rights of Man and the Citizen. Adopted in 1789 by the National Assembly.

Men are born and remain free and equal in rights.

The aim of every political association is the conservation of the natural rights of man these are liberty, property, security, and resistance to oppression.

Liberty consists in being able to do anything that does not harm another person.

The law is the expression of will; all citizens have the right to concur personally through their representatives in it’s formation. (republic)

No one may be disturbed because of his opinions, even religious.

The free communication of thoughts and opinions is one of the most precious rights of man.

Any society in which guarantees of rights are not assured nor the separation of power determined has no constitution.

In September 1792, the newly elected National Convention began its sessions. The convention was dominated by lawyers, professionals. The people in charge were more experienced than the peasants. Most of whom were under 45, most of them had political experience. And nearly all distrusted the king, the first step was to demolish the monarchy and establish a republic. They soon split into factions over the fate of the king, one wanted to kill him and the other did not. They one who did won and thus, the king was killed. He was killed by the chopping off of his head.For roughly a year during 1793 and 1794, the committee of public safety took control. The committee acted to defend France from foreign and domestic threats. To meet the crisis the committee persecuted and killed close to 40,000. Including Marie Antoninette and Olympe de Gouges.

Napoleon was born in 1769 in Corsica, an island in the Mediterranean. He was the son of a lawyer. He received a military scholarship, he took many military schools and was a lieutenant in 1785. He was short, spoke with an Italian accent and had little money. He was made a commander of the French armies in Italy the year 1796. He used speed, deception and surprise to win a series of victories. He won the confidence of his men with energy, he was very smart and confidence. I must say I personally like Napoleon. Civil code or Napoleonic code preserved the gains of the revolution by recognizing equality. He also developed a powerful administrative bureaucracy. Promotion was based on ability not rank or birth. Almost 60 percent of the aristocracy were of middle class.