Unit 4: Nationalism, Industrialism, and Imperialism
Lesson H: Social Responses to an Industrialized World
Activity 2: The Communist Manifesto
Socialists rejected industrial capitalism and believed it widened the gap between the rich and poor. They believed only a socialist society could solve the problems of poverty and injustice caused by the changes of the 19th century. Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels wrote what is widely considered the foundational document of socialism, The Communist Manifesto. Use the following historical investigation to analyze how the core beliefs and goals of the socialist movement respond to the social problems of the 19th century.
Historical Investigation - The Communist Manifesto
Directions: For this activity, open the student resource titled Historical Investigation - The Communist Manifesto. Use the documents to investigate how socialists responded to the changes of the 19th century.
- Download the Student Resource: Historical Investigation - The Communist Manifesto. (doc).
- Select the link to review the how to complete a Historical Investigation.
- Submit your answers to the completed historical investigation to your teacher as instructed.