Revolutionary writings | History homework help

Read the selections of revolutionary writings. Respond to these using the readings, the text, and most importantly, critical thinking skills and interpretive abilities. Base the discussion on evidence you see in our readings from at least one of the Humanities disciplines listed below.

Response Parameters

* The Humanities encompass many disciplines, including literature, art, philosophy, architecture, religion, drama, music, history, etc. If you see something in the readings from one of those areas that interests you, feel free to bring those into your discussion response. While you must address the specific questions above, feel free to address other areas of the Humanities as well.

  • Posts should be 500 words in length
    • Provide evidence for any arguments you make with quotes and paraphrases accompanied by in-text citations and a Works Cited page (you should use specific ideas from our readings each week to support your own ideas, and citations are essential to avoid plagiarism). 
    • Any outside sources must be properly cited
    • All sources should be used in the content of the post, using MLA format
    • The U.S. Declaration of Independence

Revolutionary writings:

  • Robespierre, Maximilien. Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen 
  • De Gouges, Olympia. Declaration of the Rights of Woman and the Female Citizen
  • Burke, Edmund. Reflections on the Revolution in France, and on the Proceedings in Certain Societies in London, Relative to that Event
    In a Letter Intended to Have Been Sent to a Gentleman in Paris
  • Dessalines, Jean-Jacques. Liberty or Death 
  • Voltaire. Candide