French Revolution - 220 years - Montpellier - France
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Quick Description: La plaque est un hommage à Thomas Jefferson et une commémoration du 220ème anniversaire de la révolution Française. The plaque is a tribute to Thomas Jefferson and commemorates the 220th Anniversary of the French Revolution.
Location: Occitanie, France
Date Posted: 4/24/2017 1:55:31 PM
Waymark Code: WMVJ9V
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member tmob
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"The French Revolution was a period of far-reaching social and political upheaval in France that lasted from 1789 until 1799, and was partially carried forward by Napoleon during the later expansion of the French Empire. The Revolution overthrew the monarchy, established a republic, experienced violent periods of political turmoil, and finally culminated in a dictatorship under Napoleon that rapidly brought many of its principles to Western Europe and beyond. Inspired by liberal and radical ideas, the Revolution profoundly altered the course of modern history, triggering the global decline of absolute monarchies while replacing them with republics and liberal democracies. / On 26 August 1789 the Assembly published the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen, which comprised a statement of principles rather than a constitution with legal effect. The Declaration was directly influenced by Thomas Jefferson working with General Lafayette, who introduced it."

The plaque reads: "Thomas Jefferson / Symbole de l'amitié Franco Américaine / Ambassadeur des États-Unis en France 1785 - 1789 / 3e Président des États-Unis 1801 - 1809 / Auteur principal de la rédaction de l'Indépendance Américaine 4 juillet 1776 / Amoureux de la France, il voyage, parcourt nos territoires et promeut aux États-Unis notre patrimoine - architecture, terroirs, culture. Humaniste, il partage nos valeurs de liberté. Avec son ami La Fayette, il joue un rôle clé dans l'ébauche de la Constitution Française et de la Déclaration des Droits de l'Homme et du Citoyen en 1789. / 1789 - 2009 / Un pont pour la liberté / 220e Anniversaire de la Révolution Française. / Les Ponts du Coeur."

Translation: "Thomas Jefferson / Symbol of the Franco-American Friendship / American Ambassador to France 1785 - 1789 / 3rd President of the United States 1801 - 1809 / Main editor of the American Independence 4 July 1776 / Lovers of France, he travels through our territories and promotes our heritage in the United States - architecture, terroirs, culture. Humanist, he shares our values of liberty, and with his friend La Fayette he plays a key role in the draft Constitution and the Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen in 1789. / 1789 - 2009 / A Bridge for Freedom / 220th Anniversary of the French Revolution / The Bridges of the Heart."
Name of the revolution that the waymark is related to:
La révolution Française

Adress of the monument:
14 rue Descente en Barrat
Montpellier, France

When was this memorial placed?: 1/1/2009

Who placed this monument?: Association les ponts du Coeur

What was the role of this site in revolution?: Not listed

Link that comprove that role: Not listed

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