Compare & Contrast Marat / Sade by Peter Weiss

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1787: Responding to increasing economic pressures caused by war, poor harvest, inequitable taxation, and the extravagances of the monarchy, Louis the XVI of France convenes the Estates General. Although this seems a victory for the aristocracy, it is really the beginning of the revolution.

1964: Following the directions put in place by the late President Kennedy, President Lyndon Johnson calls for victory in the "war on poverty" and signs into law The Economic Opportunity Act, creating an Officer of Economic Opportunity. This office was to oversee a myriad of agencies providing services to the poor, ensuring better nutrition, health, and education for the underprivileged

Today: Conservative leadership has eroded funding for government programs aiding the poor

Welfare and programs for health and education to inner cities have been severely curtailed or completely phased out The disparity between the poor and the wealthy grows.

1793: The French Revolution begins, as the...

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