Influences on the Declaration of the Rights of Man
Enlightenment philosophes were such amazing thinkers that they had influence on another document in French history, the Declaration of the Rights of Man. John Locke had great influence here too, with the first article, that says, “The aim of all political association is the preservation of the natural and imprescriptable rights of man. These rights are liberty, property, security and resistance to oppression.” Again, reffering to his book The Two Treatises of Government. Voltaire also influenced the Declaration of the Rights of Man, with his views on religious tolerance. The Declaration of the Rights of Man says “no one shall be disquieted on on account of his opinions, including religious views”. Many of Voltaires works included notes on tolerance and acceptance. Once again, philosophes influencing important historical documents, such as the Declaration of the Rights of Man.
John Locke is, I feel, the most influential philosophe, because of his influence on both the Declaration of Independence and the Declaration of the Rights of Man. Locke was a man who wrote several books, on a variety of different subjects. His most famous book, Essay, is about the mind and the way we create new ideas. His books are obviously influential and so are his ideas about government. He lived his life dedicated to making the ultimate government system, since he was against anarchy. He also influenced the checks and balance system, and the democracy system. He was the ultimate influence in both primary sources, is an extraordinary person.