Special Assignment: Marxism

Name:_________________________ Sect:____ Date:_____________


Directions: First, access the web site entitled "The Manifesto of the Communist Party"; read the article and answer the basic questions below; THEN write an editorial that either supports OR refutes the main ideas of this historic document.

1. Karl Marx co-authored the Manifesto with _______________________.


2. According to the introductory part of this document, the history of society is the history of _________________________.


3. Throughout this document, Marx refers to those modern capitalists who have economic control as:

_______________________. (see footnotes at end of first section!)


4. Marx calls the masses of oppressed workers:

_______________________. (see footnotes at end of first section!)


5. Name five other parties throughout the world that have--or have had--similar ideologies with the Communist Party. (check the table of contents at the top of the document to narrow your search!)

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6. What do you think communism is? (you may consult other WWW sources!)