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Thomas Jefferson was a member of a colonial government during a time of turmoil and heated politics Karl Marx was a Prussian philosopher and journalist with radical ideologies Though living in different time periods Jefferson during the 18th Century Marx during the 19th Century both writers have something in common Directly or indirectly Thomas Jefferson and Karl Marx both sparked a revolution by their writings Jeffersons piece The Declaration of Independence proclaimed the freedom of the original Thirteen Colonies from England which lead to the American Revolution Vladimir Lenin embraced Marxs work The Communist Manifesto and eventually overthrew the Russian monarchy in the Russian Revolution Though the contexts of the writings are different both writers emphasized parallelism Jefferson in paras 5-29 Marx in paras 24-30 to present their grievances in an effective way In The Declaration of Independence Jefferson attacks King George III by using the adverb He and his management of the colonies The delegates of the colonies including Jefferson knew that with this document they are showing rebellion against England and have put their political careers as well as the welfare of the colonies in jeopardy In the years leading up to this point the British have taken away the colonies identity its rights to govern the land and imposed unfair taxation on the citizens Jefferson believed that the break between England and the colonies was inevitable and was justified by the inequitable policies of British rule Thus the American Revolution began The Communist Manifesto is Marxs attempt to propagate Communism as the perfect solution to pauperism Unlike Jefferson Marx was not writing about the flaws in government rather the Manifesto exposed the flaws in a Capitalist economy Marx believes that Capitalism is just an upgraded version of a feudal society with civilians placed into two main classes the bourgeois modern Capitalists and the proletarians wage laborers He defines the characteristics of the bourgeois and tries to explain its faults Marx
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