Chapter abstracts are short descriptions of events that occur in each chapter. They highlight major plot events and detail the important relationships and characteristics of characters and objects. The Chapter Abstracts can be used to review what the students have read, or to prepare the students for what they will read. Hand the abstracts out in class as a study guide, or use them as a "key" for a class discussion. They are relatively brief, but can serve to be an excellent refresher of the text for either a student or teacher.
* Thomas Paine, a recognized political thinker of the 18th century, was well known for supporting the American and French Revolutions.
Rights of Man Abstract
* Edmund Burke's criticism of the French Revolution caused Paine to write his response, Rights of Man.
Declaration of the Rights of Man and of Citizens, by the National Assembly of France, Observations on the Declarations of Rights, Miscellaneous Chapter, Conclusion Abstract
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