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U.S. Constitution Vs. The Declaration of the Rights of Man

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Transcript of U.S. Constitution Vs. The Declaration of the Rights of Man

U.S. Constitution Vs. The Declaration of the Rights of Man
Similarities and Differences
Five Major Rights of the Constitution
Establish justice
Insure domestic tranquility
Provide for the common defense
Promote the general welfare
Secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity
U.S Constitution
Preamble
We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.


Declaration of the Rights of Man
Preamble
The representatives of the French people, organized as a National Assembly, believing that the ignorance, neglect, or contempt of the rights of man are the sole cause of public calamities and of the corruption of governments, have determined to set forth in a solemn declaration the natural, unalienable, and sacred rights of man, in order that this declaration, being constantly before all the members of the Social body, shall remind them continually of their rights and duties; in order that the acts of the legislative power, as well as those of the executive power, may be compared at any moment with the objects and purposes of all political institutions and may thus be more respected, and, lastly, in order that the grievances of the citizens, based hereafter upon simple and incontestable principles, shall tend to the maintenance of the constitution and redound to the happiness of all. Therefore the National Assembly recognizes and proclaims, in the presence and under the auspices of the Supreme Being, the following rights of man and of the citizen
Similarities
Both the Declaration of the Rights of Man and the U.S Constitution state certain rules and conditions that must be met and kept by the government such as liberty, common defense, justice, and ways to keep peace for all.
Differences
The Declaration of the Rights of Man separates people by classes while the U.S Constitution represents everybody as a whole.
Five Major Right of the Declaration of the Rights of Man
Men are born and remain free and equal in rights.
The aim of all political association is the preservation of natural and imprescriptible rights of man
The principle of all sovereignty resides essentially in the nation.
Liberty consists in the freedom to do everything which injures no one else
Law can only prohibit such actions as are hurtful to society
Sources
http://constitutionus.com/
http://www.age-of-the-sage.org/history/rights_of_man.html
http://www.hrcr.org/docs/frenchdec.html
http://www.constitution.org/powright.htm
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