Modern History Sourcebook:
Early French Revolution
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Emmanuel Sieyès: What is the Third Estate?
Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen
Olympe de Gouges: On the Rights of Woman
- Who was Emmanuel Sieyès? What were his qualifications
for writing? Who was he writing for? What kind (genre) of literature
- Summarize in three sentences Sieyès' argument.
- Suggest at least three differences between the US Declaration
of Independence and the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of
- The thoughts of various earlier political philosophers can
be seen in the Declaration of the Rights of Man.
Which philosophers and in which articles?
- Who was Olympe de Gouge? What light does it cast on the Declaration
of the Rights of Man?
Know the Meanings of these phrases/words