Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen (a) This document abolished the privileges and power given to the French feudal classes. (b) It provided equitable distribution of the burdens of taxation and of rights to public property. (c) The Declaration provided for equality before law and freedom of speech and press. (d) The document was of great revolutionary importance for every government in Europe at that time was based on privilege. If the ideas contained in the declaration were applied to Europe, the old order of Europe would be destroyed.
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