Revolution of 1848 - Alexis de Tocqueville
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Revolution of 1848 - Alexis de Tocqueville
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"Consider what is happening among the working classes….Do you not see spreading among them, little by little, opinions and ideas that aim not to overturn such and such a ministry, or such laws, or such a government, but society itself, to shake it to the foundations upon which it now rests?" - From an 1848 Speech
Document-Based Questions: Please answer each question using complete sentences, based on the reading selection and your knowledge of social studies.
1.  What was happening in France when de Tocqueville made this speech?
2.  Why do you think de Tocqueville felt French workers were seeking to change all of society?
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