Ap Euro DBQ
Economic changes in the nineteenth century dramatically increased the number of European industrial workers and transformed the conditions under which they lived and worked.
This caused the US economy to change dramatically. Various arguments that emerged over
time regarding ways to amend the lives of European workers were to unify them, give them equality, and for them to revolt.
Unifying the workers would result in a stronger union, allowing them to assert their unity. Flora Tristan, a political activist, states that if the people come together and unify, then, and only then, will the working class be heard, to demand from the middle class its right to work and organize (Doc 5).
Because she is a female, she demands equal rights for women and workers.
It also utters that it is up to the workers to establish a rule of justice, these workers are victims of inequality and injustice. Ferdinand Lassalle, a German political activist also states that the state itself is the unification of the working class, and that the state’s function is to carry on developing the human race until it is attainted (Doc 9). Similarly to Flora Tristan's statements, it is saying that the people themselves have the power to amend their lives or to corrupt them. Unifying the working class would only promote good, if they choose themselves, as said by both Tristan and Lassalle.
Equality would allow the workers to be joyful, knowing that no one in the working class would be making more than themselves. Woman have the right to be equal as men. Women were looked down upon in regards to men in the 19th century. Equality would make the rates for female happiness skyrocket. SaintAmand Bazard, a French social theorist, states that
supposes a personal interest in harmony with the general interest, although ...
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