The Glorious Revolution of England, the American Revolution, and the French Revolution have had a lasting influence on modern democratic ideas. World-wide expectations for self-government and individual liberty are based on the fundamental concepts decided by these turning points in history. The legacies of these revolutions include several important documents such as, the English Bill of Rights (1689), the American Declaration of Independence (1776), the US Bill of Rights (1791), and the French Declaration of the Rights of Man. These documents have been the basis for creating and maintaining political and social change in the countries in which they were created and have stood as models for other countries striving to create free, fair, and stable governments.

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