Thomas Jefferson. Amitié Franco Americaine - Montpellier - France
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N 43° 36.807 E 003° 52.840
31T E 571063 N 4829317
Quick Description: La plaque est un hommage à Thomas Jefferson et une commémoration de l'amitié Franco-américaine. The plaque is a tribute to Thomas Jefferson and a commemoration of the Franco-American friendship.
Location: Occitanie, France
Date Posted: 4/24/2017 2:02:15 PM
Waymark Code: WMVJ9Y
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member TeamBPL
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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."
Subject: County

Commemoration: Amitiées Franco Américaine

Date of Founding: 1789-2009

Date of Commemoration: 2009

14 rue Descente en Barrat Montpellier, France 34000

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