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Karl Marx. By: Trent Gulliford. Early Life. Karl Marx was born on May 5, 1818 in Trier, Germany. Son of Heinrich and Henrietta Marx. His father was a successful lawyer and a passionate activist for the Prussian reform.

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    1. Karl Marx By: Trent Gulliford

    2. Early Life • Karl Marx was born on May 5, 1818 in Trier, Germany. • Son of Heinrich and Henrietta Marx. • His father was a successful lawyer and a passionate activist for the Prussian reform. • Marx’s father was Jewish but converted to be a Christian due to his job. • Marx was home schooled till age 12.

    3. Marxism • In 1848 western Europe was dealing with many revolutions. Marx wanted to use this chaos to his advantage and used a newspaper called “NeueRheinischeZeitung” to launch his ten points. He had ten points that he believed would make a better country.

    4. Ten points • 1. The abolition of property/ ownership of land. • 2. For tax the more you earned the more you paid/ the less you earned the less you paid. • 3. You cannot inherit things. • 4. To confiscate all property of immigrants and rebels. • 5. There is just one central bank controlled by the government, there are no other banks and your money is controlled by the government.

    5. Ten Points (continued) • 6. All communication and transport is controlled by the government. • 7. The extension of factories are controlled by the state and all land that is not in use but could be. • 8. Equal obligation for all to work and to establish an industry. • 9. One person having control over manufacturing and distributing in a company. • 10.Free education for children and abolition on child labor because a smart child is better for the long run.

    6. The Communist Manifesto • Karl Marx and German thinker Friedrich Engels published The Communist Manifesto. • The Communist Manifesto is one of the world's most influential political manuscripts. • It was about Karl Marx's and Friedrich Engels beliefs on the nature of society and politics in their own words.

    7. Creators of the Communist Manifesto. • Karl Marx Friedrich Engels

    8. Death • Karl died on March 14th 1883 in London, England. • Karl died from pleurisy. (chest pains) • At first Karl's grave stone had only a non descript headstone. • The communist party of Great Britain erected for him to have a larger gravestone with a bust and it was etched with the last line of The Communist Manifesto.

    9. Works Cited Baggins, Brian, “Karl Marx Biography”, Marxists 1997 29 April 2013 http://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/bio/marx/eng-1869.htm Trueman, Chris, “Karl Marx”, History Learning Site 2000-2013 29 April 2013 http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/karl_marx.htm Wolff, Jonathan, "Karl Marx", The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Summer 2011 Edition), Edward N. Zalta (ed.), URL = <http://plato.stanford.edu/archives/sum2011/entries/marx/>.