Traditions and Encounters, AP Edition (Bentley), 5th Edition

Chapter 28: Revolutions and National States in the Atlantic World

Essay Quiz

Compare the Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen with the Declaration of the Rights of Woman and the Female Citizen , as given in the text. Did Olympe de Gouges simply add the word women to the original declaration, or did she substantially change the meaning of the concept of citizenship in her declaration? Did she speak from the traditions of the Enlightenment, or did she challenge those traditions?
Under the ancien régime , the state was generally defined as the domain of the sovereign. How was this definition changed by the American and French revolutions? What are the elements of a national identity in the modern world? What is the place of minorities such as the Jews within this new concept of nationality?
Compare the positions of a conservative and a liberal in the nineteenth century on the nature of political authority and political change. What would each ideology say about abolition of slavery? What about women's rights?
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