This image created by Gregory S. Sorber (gsorber@yahoo.com)
The Declaration of the Rights of Man Worksheet Answer Key

Questions

1. When was the Declaration of the Rights of Man approved?

1. August 26, 1789.
2. Who approved the Declaration of the Rights of Man?
2. The National Assembly of France.

3. What philosophical movement inspired the Declaration of the Rights of Man?

3. The Enlightenment

4. What famous document did the Declaration of the Rights of Man look to for inspiration?

4. The Declaration of Independence

5. What articles found in the Declaration of the Rights of Man are similar to passages in the Declaration of Independence?
5. Articles 1, 2, 3,
6. What is the definition of liberty?
6. Liberty is the freedom to do everything that does not cause injury to others.
7. What is the definition of law and who can participate in its foundation?

7. Law is the expression of the general will. Every citizen has the right to participate in its foundation, either personally, or through an elected representative.
8. What does the Declaration of the Rights of Man say about free speech?

8. Free speech is one of the most precious rights known to man. Citizens may speak, write, and print with freedom, BUT, are responsible for abusing that freedom as defined by law.
9. What can't the military be used for?
9. Personal advantage of the leaders of the country or military.

10. What does the Declaration of the Rights of Man say about taxes?
10. Taxes are essential for maintaining public forces and running a country, but that all taxes should be distributed equally among their citizens in proportion to their means.