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Le Chapelier Law 1791

The Le Chapelier Law (Compagnons du Tour de France) and the right to strike, and proclaiming free enterprise as the norm. It was advocated and drafted by Isaac René Guy le Chapelier. Its promulgation enraged the sans-culottes, who called for an end to the National Constituent Assembly, which nonetheless continued through the second phase of the Revolution. The law was annulled on May 25, 1864, through the loi Ollivier (proposed by Émile Ollivier and acceded to by Napoleon III), which reinstated the right to associate and the right to strike.

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