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Page 158: Bell Ringer: What should a person’s pay (income) depend on? Objective: Analyze the effects of industrialization and urbanization on social and economic reform Homework: Communism v. Capitalism Page 159: Attach– Communism v. Capitalism Page 160: Communist Manifesto IF YOU DO NOT DO YOUR HOMEWORK, YOU WILL NOT PARTICIPATE IN THE SOCRATIC SEMINAR TOMORROW!
Define the following words on page 158: You may use your textbook, smart device, or your mind Opportunity Equality Communism Capitalism Give an example of each.
The history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggles… (1) Freeman and slave, patrician and plebian, lord and serf, guild-master and journeyman, in a word, oppressor and oppressed, stood in constant opposition to one another, carried on an uninterrupted, now hidden, now open fight, a fight that each time ended, either in a revolutionary reconstruction of society at large, or in the common ruin of the contending classes… (2) We have seen above that the first step in the revolution by the working class is to raise the proletariat to the position of ruling class to win the battle of democracy. (3) The proletariat will use its political supremacy to wrest, by degree, all capital from the bourgeoisie, to centralize all instruments of production in the hands of the state, i.e., of the proletariat organized as the ruling class; and to increase the total productive forces as rapidly as possible… (4) When, in the course of development, class distinctions have disappeared, and all production has been concentrated in the hands of a vast association of the whole nation, the public power will lose its political character. Political power, properly so called, is merely the organized power of one class for oppressing another… (5) The Communists disdain to conceal their views and aims. They openly declare that their ends can be attained only by the forcible overthrow of all existing social conditions. Let the ruling classes tremble at a communist revolution. The proletariats have nothing to lose but their chains. They have a world to win. (6) Proletariats of all countries, unite!
Read through the text and in the space provided to the right, answer the following question: 1) What are examples of class struggles that have existed in history?
Read through the text and in the space provided to the right, answer the following question: 2) What is the cause of struggle between the two classes?
Read through the text and in the space provided to the right, answer the following question: 3) What do Marx and Engles suggest the working do to overcome their oppressors?
Write down 5 main ideas from the Communist Manifesto Who deserves the power: the working class or the wealthy class? Does this change your opinion? Does this change your opinion? What about this? What about this?
Read AND annotate the document being provided by Ms. Wrede. Attach it to page 161 After reading, answer the four questions at the end. When you finish answering these questions, write four questions of your own based on the reading. These should be open-ended/opinion-based, not factual/recall questions.
This reading will help form the foundation for our Socratic seminar tomorrow. If you come to class without the text annotated and the questions answered/written, you will not be participating in the discussion – no exceptions!