Thomas Paine's speach

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  • Paris , 1792 : Thomas Pain has just been made "citoyen d'honneur" in France .He is delivering a speech , to thank the french deputies and to convince them to establish a Republique in france as the colonists.
  • What is happening ??
  • Thomas Pain is having a speech !
  • After having thanked all of the French Assembly ,he explains the reasons why the colonists decided to become independent .
  • The principal thing was that we wanted freedom from the king's tyranny...we wanted civil rights !
  • He also explained that the preferred a political structure based on self-governement
  • We wanted to be more independent in our economy and especially in our political system . we weren't represented in england, so we decided to demend democracy.
  • Then he presented to the assembly the constitution that the colonists adopted and urged them to do the same .
  • We decided , 16 years ago ,to adopt a constitution based on the equal rights of all of us . It also separates powers in three branches .each has its own responsabilities and at the same time work together.
  • At least he insisted on the fact that they shouldn't be afraid of taking up arms and declare war to the europeen monachies.
  • You all know that a monarchy with separated powers is a too big risk to take , so don't be afraid to take arms up and overthrow the europeens monarchy !
  • The End
  • The power belong to the people !! let me lead you and you will govern this country !
  • Hurray !!
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