• The documents in both Chapters 17 and 18 uphold the absolute sovereignty of the people; object to the exploitation of the many by the few; and have a potential impact on the status and freedoms of women.
• However, the clear defense of private property rights in the documents of Chapter 17 conflict with the writings of several socialists in Chapter 18.
• Several socialists in Chapter 18 might have objected to the lack of passages concerning the economic rights of people in Chapter 17 like those found in the UN Universal Statement on human rights.
3. Understanding class:In what ways do these documents help you understand the experience of “class” during the first century of the industrial era?