Presentation on theme: "By Mark, Britney, Erik, and Trish. Lived in the 1800’s (1818-1883) was best known not as a philosopher but as a revolutionary communist Published."— Presentation transcript:
Lived in the 1800’s (1818-1883) was best known not as a philosopher but as a revolutionary communist Published the communist manifesto in 1848 Has been credited for inspiring the creation of many communist states in the world.
1. The Struggle Between Social Classes. - Marx believed that all the problems throughout history were caused by a struggle between social classes. 2. The Critique of Capitalism - In a capitalist society there is an economic minority that dominates and exploits the working class majority. 3. Promotion of a Proletarian Revolution - The working class must seize political power through a social revolution, depriving the capitalist classes of material wealth and place society into collective ownership.
Marx was living during the industrial revolution. He was angered by the treatment of workers in Europe. Conditions in European factories were very harsh and unsafe. Most often workers were exploited and had no real rights and received pennies payment. This caused Marx to believe that factories and farms should be controlled by workers, rather than landlords.
Marx was a journalist by trade and put his radical ideas into news articles and magazines Journalism can be seen as an activist trade. This is why it was instinctive for Marx to speak out against what he thought was wrong, and demand revolution. These radical ideas often got Marx in trouble with the law. He was deported from France and Belgium because of his works.
Friedrich Engels- Worked alongside Marx creating the communist manifesto, sharing his radical ideas. Hegel- very prominent German philosopher. His views were widely taught and his students were highly regarded. Marx was one of his students and fell into the left-winged group of the class.