From 1792 through 1795, a National Convention met in Paris to further define the new form the French Government would take. They decided to completely do away with the monarchy and establish a republic. They also granted the right to vote to all men, regardless of whether they could pay their taxes or not.
The better we feel about ourselves, the fewer times we have to knock somebody else down to feel tall.
First news of the Declaration of Independence appeared on July 5, 1776, in Philadelphia''s Pennsylvanischer Staatsbote, a newspaper printed in German. George Washington didn''t hear about it until July 9th.