The excerpt below is Article 6 of the "Declaration of the Rights of Man," the document that founded the French Republic on August 26, 1789. Use this excerpt below to answer the following ...
Law is the expression of the general will. Every citizen has a right to participate personally, or through his representative, in its foundation. It must be the same for all, whether it protects or punishes. All citizens, being equal in the eyes of the law, are equally eligible to all dignities and to all public positions and occupations, according to their abilities, and without distinction except that of their virtues and talents.
Which Enlightenment idea does the Article express?
The church held too much influence in the French government
There are a small number of basic forms of government
Government should express the will of the whole people
Individual rights are more important than group rights
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