Karl Marx : Modern World History

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Karri Evans Evans 1
Mr.Pearce
Modern World History
Revolutionary Paper
2 November 2015 What is a revolutionary?A revolutionary is an extreme supporter of a change that requires the carrying out of protest, meetings, and demonstrations of peaceful and or violent uprisings that force oppressors to alter the current problem. Karl Marx’s ideas and claims caused constant innovation in the theory of communism. However, he was extremely underappreciated during his lifetime and was later recognized during the Russian revolution years after his death. Therefore, Karl Marx became a revolutionary after his death in 1883. Karl Heinrich Marx was the oldest of nine children born to Heinrich and Henrietta Marx in Trier, Prussia. His father was a successful lawyer who admired the ideas of Kant and Voltaire, and was an ardent activist for Prussian reform. Although both parents were Jewish with rabbinical ancestry, Karl’s father converted to Christianity in 1816 while he was at the age of 35. Marx was an average student. He was home schooled until he was 12 and spent from 1830 to 1835 at the Jesuit high school in Trier, at that time known as the Friedrich-Wilhelm Gymnasium. The school’s principal, a friend of Marx’s father, was humanistic and was respected by the citizens of Rhineland but dubious to surrounding authorities. The school was under surveillance and was raided in 1832. Regardless to his government whereabouts, Wilhelm caused a great influence on Marx’s

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