William Wordsworth French Revolution As It Appears to Enthusiasts (1804) "Bliss was it in that dawn to be alive/ But to be young was very heaven!"
Edmund BurkeReflections on the Revolution in France (1790) “gradual change and a kind of organic continuity in society stretching across the generations were preferable to violent, rapid upheavals in the structure of government”
Thomas PaineRights of Man: Being an Answer to Mr. Burke's Attack on the French Revolution (1791 and 1792) “good government depended on establishing a constitution that guaranteed the natural rights of all men”
Mary WollstonecraftA Vindication of the Rights of Women (1792) “women should be educated like men in order to become virtuous citizens”
Ideology:a defined doctrine about the best form of social and political organization
Negative legacy secularism irrationality, savagery, and violence of the mob universal principles of human rights social equality