Describe ways in which the French and American documents are similar and different from one another. What accounts for the differences?

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One way in which The Declaration of Independence and the Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen are similar to one another is that they both actively seek to define consciousness. What it means to be a human being in the modern political and social setting is a driving force of each.  They are both responses to conditions in the world that sought to take away from human identity.  The primary creative force in each document is to actively define what human beings are and how they should be viewed.  This is where another similarity exists.  Both documents seek to define human consciousness in a setting of external oppression.  Against the French and British monarchies, both documents assert that there is a natural right...

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