Friday, February 15, 2008

A Tale of Two Cities #1: REVOLUTION!


In preparation for A Tale of Two Cities, we need to examine the principles of revolution. The time period of A Tale of Two Cities is during the French Revolution of the late 18th century. We will look at how the events of the past inform us about our events today.

Anticipatory Questions:

1) DO STEP ONE, before STEP TWO: In your own words, define revolution.

2) Search the internet and find another definition of revolution. Cite where you found them. Use online dictionaries, google search, wikipedia, etc.

3) In your own words, how does revolution differ from rebellion (if they do)?

4) Go the following sites and then briefly comment on what they collectively say about revolution. To receive credit, you must cite the article in your response. You should read them all and synthesize the information.
Elements of a Revolution
The Beatles' Revolution
Political Revolution
Revolution Quotes
Blog must be completed by March 1st. I pushed back the date.

43 comments:

Ngoc D. 4 said...

Mr. Walsh, do you want the formal (MLA) citation format or
blah blah blah (example.com)

Mr. Walsh said...

No just write down the website (blah, blah) - I'm going to push the date back on this until the middle of the week after break.

Good luck with all the work!

Ashley N. 4 said...

Mr. Walsh is this for both your blocks?

Walsh '08 said...
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::HebaK:: 4 said...

1. In my own words, a revolution is a change in something, a tremendous change.

2. A revolution is:
noun
- overthrow of government: the overthrow of a ruler or political system
- major change: a dramatic change in ideas or practice
- complete circular turn: one complete circular movement made by something round or cylindrical, e.g. a wheel, around a fixed point
Encarta ® World English Dictionary © & (P) 1998-2005 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

3. A revolution is a major change, political wise and towards ideas and practices. A rebellion is an opposition towards government or an authority. A rebellion is towards some sort of rule, it is an attempt to overthrow that rule.

4. In the article, Elements of Revolution, the person believes that for a revolution to begin the five As need to be in start. The five As consist of competition, weapons, slogan, leaders, and the capability to be presentable in different categories. The article also explains its beliefs in revolution success by displaying propaganda, leadership attributes, and problem fixations. (http://killeenroos.com/3/REVOLUTI.htm)

In the song, Revolution by the Beatles, revolution is exemplified as destruction. They are saying that change is slow, it requires patience; it cannot come out of revolution or evolution. (http://killeenroos.com/3/Revobeat.html)

In the article, Political Revolution, states that a revolution is when government is replaced, changed, or turned. Trotskyites believe that political revolutions are toward undemocratic governments. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Political_revolution)

The quotes given on revolution state mostly that when something becomes incapable in needs to be changed. Some quotes also state that a revolution happens because of desire, and that revolution is the truth seeking to be sought. Also, a revolution is in a humans hands not only once. (http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Revolution)

Martin D 2 said...

1) A revolution is the deposition of a government.

2) Revolution - the overthrow of one government and its replacement with another.
(The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition. Copyright © 2002, 2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.)

3) A rebellion is different from a revolution because it is a group of people who just demonstrate an act of defiance or resistance towards a government and may not do anything about, where as in a revolution, the government is to be brought down.

4) In, Elements of a Revolution, a revolution is composed of the five A’s. These A’s describe a sort of struggle or rivalry between two opposing forces, the use/access of weapons, goals /reasons for the revolt presented in ads and slogan, the presence of capable leaders, and a justification for the revolution. The article further explains the necessary fundaments of a successful revolution that includes some sort of propaganda, political knowledge, great leadership quality, a bit of Social Darwinism, and all trivial problems should be dealt with immediately. (http://killeenroos.com/3/REVOLUTI.htm)

In the song, Revolution, by the Beatles, the lyrics demonstrate that revolutions are impossible to accomplish right away. Everyone wants change and/or to be able to change things, but it requires a great deal of persistence, along with some patience. (http://killeenroos.com/3/Revobeat.html)

The article, Political Revolution, states that a revolution is “an upheaval in which the government is replaced, or the form of government altered, but in which property relations are predominantly left intact”. The Trotskyist movements are basically anti-capitalism and have the principle of Communism. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Political_revolution)

Revolution Quotes contain quotes that are related to a revolution, the ideas of it, and reasons that may trigger one. (http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Revolution)

Kellie L 4 said...

1.) In my own words, I think that revolution is a change in government or politics usually caused by war or disagreements between people.

2.) Revolution:
* An overthrow or repudiation and the thorough replacement of an established government or political system by the people governed.
* A single turn of this kind.
* A round or cycle of events in time or a recurring period of time
(www.dictionary.com)

3.) Revolution differs from the word rebellion because a revolution is a change in government/politics while a rebellion is an act of resistance from whatever is being opposed.

4.) In the “Elements of a Revolution” article, a revolution begins with the five A’s: opposing sides, access to weapons, aims in slogans, accomplished leaders, and ailments. This article states that a revolution needs propaganda in order for it to be successful. The leaders must be educated, opposition cannot be too different, and problems must be solved in order for a revolution to be successful.
(http://killeenroos.com/3/REVOLUTI.htm)

In “Revolution” by the Beatles, they state that war is not the answer for a revolution. “But When you Talk about Destruction Don’t You Know that you Can Count Me Out” shows their opposed opinions in fighting. They also say that “We all want to change the world” which may mean that other people may agree with their opinions, but war and violence is not the answer.
(http://killeenroos.com/3/Revobeat.html)

In “Political Revolution”, the Trotskyist theory is when the government is replaced but property relations are left as they were. Political revolutions and social revolutions are compared because their property relations are left as they were.
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Political_revolution)

In the “Revolution Quotes”, the quotes infer that a revolution is not successful unless people unite. It also says that revolution is your choice because you choose who you agree with. It basically gives opinions of revolutions, how they should be handled and people that contribute to revolutions.
(http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Revolution)

Amir Q. 4 said...

1) A revolution is a push or a movement for change in some way or form.
2) (n) revolution: A drastic and far-reaching change in ways of thinking and behaving "the industrial revolution was also a cultural revolution"
URL: http://wordnet.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=revolution
3) A revolution is a push for change while a rebellion is a refusal to accept control by an authoritative figure or figures.
4) The first part of the article contains a list of events needed to occur for a revolution to begin. This list is organized into a list composed of 5 “A’s”. The second part contains a list of what needs not to occur or to occur for a revolution to be considered successful.
(http://killeenroos.com/3/REVOLUTI.htm)

The song describes what is needed for a revolution to become successful, although not in the same sense as the first article as the second continues onward to describe long term effects. It states that a peaceful revolution with generate more attention for its cause than a non peaceful one:
“But When you Talk About Destruction
Don’t You Know that you Can Count Me Out”
For a political revolution, the new government must live up to expectations in that they must not assume power and then bring back the old form of government again. It also states that a revolution may not be successful the first time around and must be kept being pushed forward and brought back up in order to succeed:
“You Ain’t Going To Make it With Anyone Anyhow
You Know Its Going To be All Right
All Right All Right All Right All Right
Back to Recipe”
(http://killeenroos.com/3/Revobeat.html)

The third article discusses what a political revolution is and then contrasts it with what socialist revolutions. It mainly discusses what a revolution is from the viewpoint of Trotskyism. It lists several successful and non-successful revolutions in both the short-term and long-term. It states that while a revolution may appear successful, the ideas behind it must be carried onwards after the revolution has occurred in order for the revolution to truly be successful in the long term.
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Political_revolution)

The forth article is composed of a variety of quotes form varying revolutionary leaders and philosophers. These revolutionaries all lend their opinions and points of view on revolution, which can vary greatly.
(http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Revolution)

Ngoc D. 4 said...

1. A revolution is when a group of people rebel against the ruling party to overthrow them.

2. Dictionary.com -an overthrow or repudiation and the thorough replacement of an established government or political system by the people governed.

3. A revolution differ from a rebellion since a revolution is the people overthrowing the government, and a rebellion is a more organize approach to resist against the government, not entirely overthrowing them.

4. The site talks about the necessaries of a revolution for it to begin, they break it down to the five A’s. The five A’s is basically about having “two opposing sides”, “weapons”, a goal, a good leader, and a reason to why they are revolting. The site also gives a formula to a successful revolution which includes having their slogan publicized, an educated leader, an opposition that is not too strong, and all matters must be resolved. (http://killeenroos.com/3/REVOLUTI.htm)

The song uses allusions to the Constitution and Chairman Mao to show their point of view, that changes will not come right away. Everyone “want[s] a revolution”, to “change the world,” but those things cannot be achieved right away, it takes time and patience, but it does not take “destruction”. (http://killeenroos.com/3/Revobeat.html)

The article is from Trotsky’s point of view. It talks about how a political revolution is the overthrow of government to change the structure of it, but “property relations are predominantly left intact”. It contrasts with social revolution where the property relations are changed. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Political_revolution)

The website provides quotes from different famous historical figures. It shows their opinion about the revolution, to what/who caused it, to how it should be fought. It also shows how the opinion differs from one person to another; everyone has their own view on revolution which differs greatly from each other. (http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Revolution)

Trang T 2 said...

1) As for me, I think revolution is a movement of reforming a more effective system or program that campaigns by a certain group with its common achievement.

2) Revolution: - overthrow of government: the overthrow of a ruler or political system.
- Major change: a dramatic change in ideas or practice.
(http://encarta.msn.com/dictionary_/revolution.html)

3) The aspects of revolution and rebellion are very distinguished. A revolution is a way of seeking major change in economy, government, social life or a person himself. A group of people who share a common belief that something is not right and they want to seek a new reform system. It sounds like positive. When we talk about rebellion, we usually think of violence between two opposing sides. It leads to a negative aspect. However, if a revolution is not successful by using peace methods, rebellion is an unfortunate response caused by that revolution.

4) In the “Elements of revolution”, the author holds his firmly core principles that contribute a revolution: 2 or more opposing sides, the use of weapons, focused slogan, effective leaders and poor qualities in economy, political or social lives. The author addresses many ways he believes that in order to make the revolution to be effective. It should have a mainly topic and its aims and fully expressed in propaganda. The organization should have knowledgeable and powerful leaders.
(http://killeenroos.com/3/REVOLUTI.htm)

About the song “Revolution” by the Beatles, I remembered that I heard this song for long time ago when my grandfather showed it to me. It was about some kind of war. And yet, I listened to this song on Youtube.com, noticing the voices and how they performed the song, the band sang out loud as if they wanted to emphasize it to the point of speaker distortion. The singer knew that everyone wanted to change the world “But when you talk about destruction…count me out” he hated the war. He convinced others that it might take time to process the revolution. “But If You Go Carrying Pictures of Chairman Mao. You Ain’t Going To Make it With Anyone Anyhow” he recalled the historical event; he meant that it was difficult to make the revolution successful.
http://killeenroos.com/3/Revobeat.html

According to Trotskyist theory in the article, the author believed that the government was overthrown but everything left behind the revolution was mainly not damaged “predominantly left intact.” The workers who were suffering hard would set their goal to overthrow the old administrative system but they must make sure that it still maintains that profits of the state and the amount of productions. On the other hand, he distinguished its differences with social revolution. The social revolution changed the government system and everything left behind it such as people’s lives, properties.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Political_revolution

In the article of “Revolution Quotes”, there were many different points of view, how philosophers and revolutionary analyzers perceived the causes and their beliefs differently. But in general, most of the quotes revealed its belief of revolution was heading towards a better and productive system. Revolution was a change that benefited for himself/herself.
http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Revolution

Jeniffer M 2 said...

1)In the vast and complex mind of Jeniffer Machado, a revolution must be a large number of people joined together hoping to force a change to happen.

2)revolution - n - a radical and pervasive change in society and the social structure, esp. one made suddenly and often accompanied by violence.
(Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1)
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2006.)

3)A revolution is a large group of people while rebellion can be a a large group of people or one person. Also, a revolution is an act hoping to force some sort of change and rebellion is an act to challenge authority.

4)The "Elements of Revolution" I found a little frightening but fairly correct (since a revolution is usually fightening). It's interesting that in order for a revolution to begin, you must use violence, but it says nothing of weaponry in the "in order to be successful" list.

"The Beatle's Revolution" didn't really agree with the "Elements of Revolution" because it doesn't involve destruction while on one of the main elements of revolution is weaponry.

The "Political Revolution" does show how it has to be involved with the government and the change must come within the government.

"Rebellion without truth is like spring in a bleak, arid desert."
-Kahlil Gibran, The Vision
I found this quote mixed in the quotes about revolution. Perhaps rebellion and revolution can be viewed as the same, though I don't believe them to be the same. Revolution has some purpose to it, it demands change and it's willing to use violence to get it, while rebellion is having rules laid out for someone but they break them.

Herman T 2 said...

1.) A revolution is a significant change that will alter the future.

2.) Main Entry: rev•o•lu•tion
Pronunciation: \ˌre-və-ˈlü-shən\
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English revolucioun, from Middle French revolution, from Late Latin revolution-, revolutio, from Latin revolvere to revolve
Date: 14th century
1 a (1): the action by a celestial body of going round in an orbit or elliptical course; also : apparent movement of such a body round the earth (2): the time taken by a celestial body to make a complete round in its orbit (3): the rotation of a celestial body on its axis b: completion of a course (as of years); also : the period made by the regular succession of a measure of time or by a succession of similar events c (1): a progressive motion of a body around an axis so that any line of the body parallel to the axis returns to its initial position while remaining parallel to the axis in transit and usually at a constant distance from it (2): motion of any figure about a center or axis (revolution of a right triangle about one of its legs generates a cone) (3): rotation 1b
2 a: a sudden, radical, or complete change b: a fundamental change in political organization; especially : the overthrow or renunciation of one government or ruler and the substitution of another by the governed c: activity or movement designed to effect fundamental changes in the socioeconomic situation d: a fundamental change in the way of thinking about or visualizing something : a change of paradigm (the Copernican revolution) e: a changeover in use or preference especially in technology (the computer revolution) (the foreign car revolution)
(http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Revolution)

3.) There is a significant difference between a revolution and a rebellion. A revolution is to oppose the government by overthrowing it to set a change. A rebellion is similar, but a rebellion is an organized group that defies authorities.

4.)
a. In Elements of a Revolution, it states that a revolution starts with the 5 A’s, they are of the following, at least 2 opposing sides to create a conflict, access to weapons to carry out their ideas, their “aims” expressed by a slogan which is a propaganda, successful leaders who can lead their sides, and flaws socially, economically, and politically. The article then goes on stating the essential needs to have a successful revolution. It mentions tiny specific details like how the leaders must have a social and educational background that allows them to keep the government as one. The most essential fundament needed for a successful revolution is that the problems that the revolution is for must be resolved.
(http://killeenroos.com/3/REVOLUTI.htm)

b. In the song Revolution, by the Beatles, the lyrics make evident that a revolution takes time to reach its intentions. Revolutions don’t just cause changes instantly, but its intentions can be reached when people keep on fighting for their ideas for a long period of time. Just as the lyrics demonstrate how people wanted changes to their constitution and how they need contributions.
(http://killeenroos.com/3/Revobeat.html)

c. A political revolution is a disturbance in which the government is changed or replaced states the Trotskyist theory. Political revolutions were designed to overthrow non-democratic governments and “replacing then with governments based on workers’ democracy while maintaining state owned property relations” in the countries with “deformed workers states.”
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Political_revolution)

d. In the last article, “Revolution Quotes”, it displays quotes from many well-known leaders and philosophers about revolution. These quotes are the foundations on their ideas about revolution.
(http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Revolution)

laura b said...

Revolution is a large group of people that decide they want to change something that has been accepted as being okay.
are the same because they are both an organized vision of changed however they differ because a revolution is people moving towards a positive change and rebellion is more about people working against a negative that is happening now.

A revolution (from Late Latin revolution which means "a turn around") is a significant change that usually occurs in a relatively short period of time.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Revolution

"Elements of Revolution" is talking about the needs of a revolution and what is needed to be successful. This article also contradicts the "Beetles Revolution" because it talks about changing the world but in a non destructive way and also very slowly while in "Elements of Revolution" it talks about having weapons and two opposing sides to go against each other.
http://killeenroos.com/3/REVOLUTI.htm
http://killeenroos.com/3/Revobeat.html

'The political Revolution" article gives the meaning of a revolution in the Trotskyist theory which is when the government is replaced, It also tells about the origin which says they are "envisioned to overthrow undemocratic governments of bureaucratic privilege, replacing them with governments based on workers' democracy while maintaining state owned property relations."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Political_revolution

The quotes say that when something is not acceptable or able to do something it needs a change. Other quotes blame the government and not the people for a revolution. Other quotes talk about dreams and hopes being lost making a revolution. Overall all this quotes are the opinions of many people, many of them contradicting each other.http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Revolution

Lynn T. 4 said...

In my opinion a revolution is when a change occurs as a result of a group of people standing up for what they believe in.

rev•o•lu•tion
–noun 1. an overthrow or repudiation and the thorough replacement of an established government or political system by the people governed.
2. Sociology. a radical and pervasive change in society and the social structure, esp. one made suddenly and often accompanied by violence.
3. a sudden, complete or marked change in something: the present revolution in church architecture.

8. a round or cycle of events in time or a recurring period of time.
(http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/revolution)

In my opinion rebellion does differ from revolution because a revolution, the cause of the change can be either good or bad. A revolution can also be done using different tactics than people in a rebellion would use. I think a revolution differs because it is how they change something, and the reason why they want to.

In For a Revolution to Begin, I get the sense that a revolution has to occur between two people. This reminds me more of a battle, than a revolution. There are five "A"s in order to start a revolution, and information on how to make a revolution successful. However, I don't agree with them. To start a revolution, do you necessarily need weapons? Does the leader necessarily have to have a social and educational background?
(http://killeenroos.com/3/REVOLUTI.htm)

In The Beatles' Revolution
The song refers to Chairman Mao who is a communist leader, so I figured the song was about communism.
“You Say You’ve Got a Real Solution
Well You Know
We’d All Love to See the Plan”—Means that communists thought they knew all the solutions to the problems of the world. Mao also wanted financial support, and communists made their own constitution in China. When is says
“But If You Go Carrying Pictures of Chairman Mao
You Ain’t Going To Make it With Anyone Anyhow” it means that people worshipped Mao, but if you are going to, then you won’t be liked. The song suggests you should just “free your mind”.
(http://killeenroos.com/3/Revobeat.html)

In Political Revolution it shows the definition Political Revolution in the Trotskyist theory which is when there is a change in the government, for example it being replaced. A Political Revolution is different from a social revolution.
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Political_revolution)

Revolution Quotes includes a list of quotes about the revolution. The definition for revolution varies, and they are all from different sources. Some are from books, essays, dictionaries and etc… They are also from different points of views as well as different time periods. The different time periods could also alter their perspective of revolution.
(http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Revolution)

Thanh N. 4 said...

1. I think a revolution is a war within the nation fighting for a change in government.

2. A revolution(from the Latin revolution, "a turnaround") is a significant change that usually takes place in a short period of time. Aristotle described two types of political revolution:

1. Complete change from one constitution to another.
2. Modification of an existing constitution.[1]

Revolutions have occurred throughout human history and vary widely in terms of methods, duration, motivating ideology. Their results include major changes in culture, economy, and socio-political institutions.

Scholarly debates about what does and does not constitute a revolution center around several issues. Early studies of revolutions primarily analyzed events in European history from a psychological perspective, but more modern examinations include global events and incorporate perspectives from several social sciences, including sociology and political science. Several generations of scholarly thought on revolutions have generated many competing theories and contributed much to the current understanding of this complex phenomenon.

[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Revolution]

3.Revolution and rebellion are not that different. Revolution and rebellion are two sides that have different views on a certain thing. With the differences, one side will start a battle against the other one to be the right ones.

4. In the article, they say that in order for something to be a revolution, the problem has to be resolved and successful. The 5 main keys to a revolution are: two opposing sides, availability of weapons, a goal, and ailments.
[http://killeenroos.com/3/REVOLUTI.htm]

In the Beatles' point of view, there is not a certain definition to revolution. When there is a definition for it, it's something else, so no one really knows what it is.
[http://killeenroos.com/3/Revobeat.html]

Political Revolution is described as a replacement on government.This came from Trotskyist theory. It is only political revolution if the change in the government is certain and not changed again.
[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Political_revolution]

The main idea through the quotes is a revolution is never a long period of time and it only occurs when a change has been made. Also, the quotes indicate that when one thing isn't working, then something else has to be brought up and to be fighting for it to happen. It is the real thing, and can never be changed once it is settled.
[http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Revolution]

Chloe C 2 said...

1. I believe a revolution is a movement of change for the better.

2.Revolution, forcible, pervasive, and often violent change of a social or political order by a sizable segment of a country's population.
Microsoft ® Encarta ® 2006. © 1993-2005 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

3. I must admit that I use revolution and rebellion interchangeably. But I believe that a revolution is a movement for change for the better while a rebellion is an attempt to overthrow the government. Or I could be completely wrong and there is no difference between them.

4. The fourth comment in Elements of a Revolution under For a Revolution to be Successful is what caught my eye. This basically says don’t have a very strong opponent. For a serious revolution, it shouldn’t matter. The people are fighting for a cause in which they believe in. Fight the oppression, no matter how powerful! http://killeenroos.com/3/REVOLUTI.htm

I agree with what the Beatles are singing about in the Beatles’ Revolution article. I wouldn’t want to be part of any revolution those hotheads are cooking up. But I don’t agree that it’s going to be “all right”. If they actually go through with the plan, it’s going to be trouble for everyone living in the country. http://killeenroos.com/3/Revobeat.html

Political Revolution is performed by angry people. Angry people make mistakes. I don’t think that it will really work because they need many angry people, and need to set up a new government from scratch. For a while their economy will be unstable and people will only resent them. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Political_revolution

“The succeessful revolutionary is a statesman, the unsuccessful one a criminal.”~ Erich Fromm Escape from Freedom, 1941
It’s a do or die situation. If it works, you are set for life. But if it isn’t, everyone, your teammates included, would hate you. Would you risk it?
http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Revolution

Nikita R 2 said...

1. A revolution, to me, is a change in the government and politics, brought uopn by the people.


2. An overthrow or repudiation and the thorough replacement of an established government or political system by the people governed.
>Sociology. a radical and pervasive change in society and the social structure, esp. one made suddenly and often accompanied by violence.
>A sudden, complete or marked change in something. (dictionary.com)


3. There is a difference between revolution and rebellion. Revolution deals with overthrowing the government, while rebellion is a group of people who show disagreement towards the government.


4. Elements of a Revolution suggests that a revolution can begin when there are at least two opposing sides, weapons, a slogan, leaders, and to be presented in different categories. It also says there needs to be forms of propaganda and good leadership.(http://killeenroos.com/3/REVOLUTI.htm)

In “Revolution” by the Beatles I think the message was that war is not what a revolution needs. A line says that if you want to go to war, then do not include me. However it also says that they want to change the world, so they do want change but a war won’t change anything. (http://killeenroos.com/3/Revobeat.html)

In Political Revolution, in the Trotskyist theory, says when the government is taken over the property is left as it were. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Political_revolution)

In Revolution Quotes it is saying that in order for a revolution to work people need to come together. Since there are two sides to a revolution, it says you have the choice to pick what side you are on. (http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Revolution)

Belinda said...

I would define a revolution as the people of a country or place overthrowing their former government because of the difficulties and lack of leadership that the rulers have.

When searched online the results say:
An overthrow or repudiation and the thorough replacement of an established government or political system by the people governed.
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/revolution
• a drastic and far-reaching change in ways of thinking and behaving; "the industrial revolution was also a cultural revolution"
• the overthrow of a government by those who are governed
• rotation: a single complete turn (axial or orbital); "the plane made three rotations before it crashed"; "the revolution of the earth about the sun takes one year"
wordnet.princeton.edu/perl/webwn

Revolution differs from a rebellion because a rebellion can be anyone, everyone, or just one person. It is to go against the government or to go against anything in general while a revolution is to group together to overthrow the government not necessarily because they don’t agree with it, but of other reasons too. Also a revolution is taking over and replacing the current government while a rebellion doesn’t necessarily take over a government, a rebellion could stop when the government makes different decisions while a revolution is to replace the current government all together.

In Elements of a Revolution, the article indicates that a revolution has certain parts needed for it to be considered a revolution. This includes at least two opposing sides, weapons, accomplished leasers, aims at slogans, and aliments that are presented socially, economically, and politically. This is explained when they state that the aims of the revolution have to be used in propaganda and that the leaders must have a good background with education to be able to hold the government together.
http://killeenroos.com/3/REVOLUTI.htm

In the song Revolution by the Beatles, it says that everyone wants a revolution, but everyone has a different idea of how and what the revolution should bring. They also say that the regular humans in the revolution would not want to kill, or destroy others, but they still want change. And they know that it won’t happen. It is talking to the leaders, or the want to be revolution leaders when they say that even if they have a plan, it is no use because the people are already doing what they can to make it better but it’s not working, but they believe that everything will come out alright in the end. He also states that if his plan is like Chairman Mao, which is a communist, then no one would follow anyway.
http://killeenroos.com/3/Revobeat.html

In the wikipedia article Political Revolution, the French Revolution is explained to be a political revolution. Trotskyist says that political revolution is the overthrow of the revolution.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Political_revolution

In the quote “Revolution” it simply says that it is a change in a short period of time, although some revolutions lasts five or ten years, it is short in the sense of ruling time.
http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Revolution

Jen-T 4 said...

1.)To me, revolution means a change or turn around in a situation/position on something.

2.) A revolution is a sudden, complete or marked change in something.
(http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/revolution)

3.) Rebellion differs from the word revolution because rebelling is fighting to change something, it doesn’t necessarily mean the thing will change. A revolution is a word to name the change because it already happened.

4.) In “Elements of a Revolution”, the article tells what is needed for a revolution to begin. Some things that are needed are at least 2 opposing sides and accomplished leaders. The article also mentions what is needed to make the revolution a success. Those include a framework for the new government, and for the revolution to be resolved.

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Jimmy v.2 said...

1. I think a revolution is when something big changes in things like government, culture, societies, and power, basically things that influence a large number of people or things.
2. Revolution - noun
1. an overthrow or repudiation and the thorough replacement of an established government or political system by the people governed.
2. Sociology. a radical and pervasive change in society and the social structure, esp. one made suddenly and often accompanied by violence.
3. a sudden, complete or marked change in something: the present revolution in church architecture.
4. a procedure or course, as if in a circuit, back to a starting point.
5. a single turn of this kind.
3/1/08 [http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/revolution]
3. Revolution differs from rebellion because a rebellion is more like a group of people who don’t agree with their ruler or government and decide to take it over. I guess a rebellion can be a revolution but a revolution isn’t always a rebellion.
4.
A motif I notice from those references is that they all hint of the oppressed becoming the oppressor. Also, they all suggest that revolutions are in need of weapons (whether they are physical or verbal or both). I liked the quote, ‘’ A non-violent revolution is not a program of seizure of power. It is a program of transformation of relationships, ending in a peaceful transfer of power’’. I agree with it because I believe that a revolution is basically an exchange of power. In the quote it says that a non-violent revolution is just a peaceful power transfer. I’m not really sure about my answer to #3 now. Maybe a revolution and a rebellion are the same.
‘’One should never put on one's best trousers to go out to battle for freedom and truth.’’
Henrik Ibsen, An Enemy of the People, 1882,
‘’When hopes and dreams are loose in the street, it is well for the timid to lock doors, shutter windows and lie low until the wrath has passed.’’
Eric Hoffer, The True Believer, 1951
These two quotes are my favorite, they’re funny. I like how the first one is kind of referring to a revolutionary while the second is referring to someone who watches a revolution unfold.
3/1/08 [http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Revolution]

Consuelo T 2 said...

1)A revolution is a group of people who fight against something in order for some sort of change.

2)An overthrow or repudiation and the thorough replacement of an established government or political system by the people governed. (http://dictionary.reference.com/)
3)I guess there is not a really big difference between rebellion, and revolution. Both go against something, and looking for change. The difference could be that a revolution has to do more with going against the government. I guess that when you rebel, you can rebel against anything, but when you rebel against the government it counts as a rebellion.

4)In, Elements of Revolution, it states 5 things in order for a revolution to begin. According to the site a revolution it needs two contrasting sides, weapons, leaders, some sort of weakness, and aims in slogans. For it to be successful the opposing sides must not disagree a lot, must make an outline for a new government, and it is necessary for a leader to have social, and educational background It also states that propagandas, and slogans are needed for a successful revolution. [http://killeenroos.com/3/REVOLUTI.htm ]

In the Beatle’s song, Revolution, they say that war or violence in not needed for a revolution in the line that says “when you talk about destruction….you can count me out”. This contradicts the first site “Elements of Revolution” where it says weapons are needed for a revolution, where as the Beatles are saying differently. [http://killeenroos.com/3/Revobeat.html ]

In the wikikpedia site it states that The Trotskyist think that a political revolution when the government is replaced, or changed. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Political_revolution ]

In the last site, the quotes are people’s opinions about revolutions. One by Mohandas K. Gandhi states of a non-violent which ties into the Beatles’ views of a peaceful revolution. [http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Revolution ]

Andy T. 4 said...

1. A revolution is when people join together to rebel against some sort of power.

2.Revolution:Noun
-An overthrow or repudiation and the thorough replacement of an established government or political system by the people governed.
[http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/revolution]

3.A revolution is much bigger because the people are trying to overthrow the government while a rebellion is to resist any authority which makes is smaller.

4.In Elements of a Revolution, it states the materials needed for a revolution such as: at least 2 opposing sides, weapons, slogans, and leaders.
[http://killeenroos.com/3/REVOLUTI.htm]
In the Beatle’s Revolution, they show how everyone wants a change but they don’t want to do it.
[http://killeenroos.com/3/Revobeat.html]
The trotskyist theory of a political revolution is when the government gets replaced or altered but “property relations are predominantly left intact.” It also shows past revolutions that have been victorious and useless.
[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Political_revolution]
In revolution quotes, Revolution comes from the Latin word, revolutio which means “a turn around.” It also displays many leaders with their different views on revolutions.
[http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Revolution]

casey w. 4 said...

1. In my own words, revolution means a change from a rebellious event.

2. rev•o•lu•tion ] Pronunciation Key
–noun
1. An overthrow or repudiation and the thorough replacement of an established government or political system by the people governed.
2. Sociology. a radical and pervasive change in society and the social structure, esp. one made suddenly and often accompanied by violence
3. A sudden, complete or marked change in something: the present revolution in church architecture. (http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/revolution)

3. A revolution and a rebellion are similar terms but do differ. A revolution is meant to bring down the whole government by changing it in some way. A rebellion can be just a group of people opposing one rule or law that they do not agree to. This does not mean the group of people is trying to bring down or change the government in a dramatic way they are just trying to get a law fixed or dismissed. A rebellion can be part of a revolution but a revolution is not necessarily a rebellion.

4. The first site explains what a revolution is needed to have an order for one to start up. A revolution needs things such as “two opposing sides, weapons, a slogan, accomplished leaders and ailments present socially, economically, and politically” Then after all those things are intact in order for the revolution to be successful “the problems present” must be “resolved.” I feel that is the most important thin the revolution needs to be successful however there is much more that needs to go on. (http://killeenroos.com/3/REVOLUTI.htm)

The Revolution by the Beetles is a song that talks about how “We all want to Change the world” but we are really better off leaving things the way they are because everything will be “all right” or another words the right things will fall in place. Everyone is doing “what they can” to make things “all right” but instead of causing all this hardship people should realize that not everything that is going to happen will make us happy but that is life, so role with it. (http://killeenroos.com/3/Revobeat.html)

This website describes “political revolution” which also comes from “Trotsky’s theory.” When the government is replaced by an “upheaval” then this often refers to some sort of a “political revolution”. The French Revolution that took place from years 1830 till 1848 is a common example of “political revolution.” To find out more about political revolution a person should read the “Revolution Betrayed “by Leon Trotsky (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Political_revolution)

This last website basically is saying that revolution can be defined differently depending on who you are. For instance “And I realized that the only purpose to revolution is to be able to love who you want, how you want, when you want and where you want...”- Dan Bern, "True Revolutionaries", Smartie Mine (1999) this is what Dan Bern thinks of revoltuion but then someone else such as Rick Bayan, The Cynic's Dictionary thinks revoltion is all about “an oppressed person waiting for the opportunity to become an oppressor.” This does not mean that Bayan or Bern are woong it just displays that one word can be defined much differently amougst people. (http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Revolution)

Elaine T 4 said...

(Sorry Sorry Sorry my internet has been down for the past two days. Sorry Sorry Sorry!! Please don‘t get mad…)

1. A revolution is when a group of people come together and rebel against the government in hopes of reconstructing their government.

2. rev•o•lu•tion ] Pronunciation Key
–noun
2. Sociology. a radical and pervasive change in society and the social structure, esp. one made suddenly and often accompanied by violence
(http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/revolution)

3. In my opinion, a rebellion and a revolution are very similar. They both are groups of people going against someone, usually the government, and they hope that their actions will inflict change. A rebellion however, is a smaller group of people while a revolution is a very large group of people. (Like a country or nation.) Also, a rebellion doesn’t always need to have weapons in their revolt. A revolution however, needs weapons in their revolt.

4. First site: http://killeenroos.com/3/REVOLUTI.htm
The Elements of Revolution talks about what’s needed in order for a revolution to occur and what a revolution needs to be successful. A revolutions needs strong leaders and opposing sides to start up. As well as access to weapons and slogans. A revolution is successful when the leader has knowledge and a well established background to be a good leader. Their must be a way to solve the problem and those who are opposing must provide a framework or an idea to fix the problem. Also the most important thing for a revolution to be successful is the problem must be resolved. If a problem isn’t resolved, a revolution might occur again and then the government will be beyond repair perhaps.

Second site: http://killeenroos.com/3/Revobeat.html
In the Revolution by the Beatles, they talk about how everyone wants to change something in their government or just something in general but no one really does anything to change. They all say they want to change something but no one provides any idea or anything so they simply complain that there needs to be a change in things.

Third site: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Political_revolution
Political revolution talks about The Trotskyist theory of a political revolution. This theory is that the government gets changed or fixed but the property that people own stay the same. The article also provides political revolutions that were successful and unsuccessful.

Last site: http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Revolution
Revolution Quotes gives many points of view of different people and their points of views are on revolution. This site gets me to see that there are many ways to look at revolution. An example would be Dan Bern‘s quote. He said “And I realized that the only purpose to revolution is to be able to love who you want, how you want, when you want and where you want…” Revolution can be about the people going up to the government to get exactly what they want and need and what their asking for. However revolution can also be what Rick Bayan says. He says “An oppressed person waiting for the opportunity to become an oppressor.” This can be true but so is Dan Bern’s view. Revolution can be seen in many ways.

Kim C 2 said...

1.)Revolution is a period of big change.
2.)Revolution – n. an overthrow or repudiation and the thorough replacement of an established government or political system by the people governed. (http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/revolution?r=75www.dictionary.com)
3.)Revolution and rebellion seem to be similar because they both involve overthrowing something. Though, revolution differs from rebellion because revolution is more of the process of overthrowing and changing/improving what was there, rather than like rebellion, just overthrowing what was there.
4.)Elements of a Revolution
The requirements of a revolution are listed in 5 “A’s”, and the needs to a successful revolution are also listed underneath. This page also clearly states that there must be a skilled leader with “a social and educational background that allows them to hold the subsequent government together.” (http://killeenroos.com/3/REVOLUTI.htm)

The Beatles’ Revolution
The song basically says how “we all want to change the world”, but “We’re All doing What We Can” and yet the changes are not significant or helping any at all. The lyrics keep mentioning how there must be a change and should be a change, but it’s better off to keep things the way they are “Its Going to Be All Right”. (http://killeenroos.com/3/Revobeat.html)

Political Revolution
In this article, it talks about the Trotskyist theory, that even if the government changes, “property relations are predominantly left intact”. This page describes the origin of the Trotskyist movement and gives examples of revolutions. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Political_revolution)

Revolution Quotes
This article is saying that revolution can be defined differently from different viewpoints. This quote says that “The successful revolutionary is a statesman, the unsuccessful one a criminal”, it means that there are different outcomes of revolution. (http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Revolution)

Sorry, I thought this blog was due on Monday.

Cristina V 2 said...

1. A revolution is a rebellion against something such as a form of government. A revolution is a way to gain freedom and independence. A complete turn around.

2. An overthrow or repudiation and the thorough replacement of an established government or political system by the people governed. A radical and pervasive change in society and the social structure, esp. one made suddenly and often accompanied by violence. A sudden, complete or marked change in something.
(http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/revolution)
Complete change from one constitution to another. Modification of an existing constitution. A revolution (from the Latin revolutio, "a turnaround") is a significant change that usually takes place in a short period of time.(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Revolution)
3. Rebellion is an organized revolt against government or authority. So, I guess you could say that a revolution and a revolt are very similar because they both use violence against government. However, a rebellion is an overthrow of government while a revolution is a complete change in government.

4. In the article, Elements of a Revolution states that in order to start a revolution, there must be two opposing sides, weapons, and leaders. There also must be a slogan such as the famous saying of the American Revolution, “No taxation without Representation.” The people must be able to form the foundation of a new government. Also, the conflict the started the revolution must be resolved in the end. (http://killeenroos.com/3/REVOLUTI.htm)
The song, “Revolution” by the Beetles suggests that Revolution or change should not have to be decided with war because “We all want to change the land” and to accomplish a revolution “You better free your mind instead But if you go Carrying Pictures of Chairman Mao
You Ain’t Going To Make it With Anyone Anyhow
You Know Its Going To be All Right” (http://killeenroos.com/3/Revobeat.html)
In the article regarding political revolution it suggests that a form of government is replaced or altered. The French Revolution is a type of political revolution. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Political_revolution)
One of the revolution quotes state that “A great revolution is never the fault of the people, but of the government.” Clearly the government is always to blame for a nation’s wrong doing. “The wind of revolutions is not tractable.” This means that sometimes that initial start of the revolution is not always understood. (http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Revolution)

Aaron G 2 said...

1-I define revolution as making of a new era.

2-Revolution-an overthrow or repudiation and the thorough replacement of an established government or political system by the people governed.
(www.diciotanry.com)

3-I believe that a rebellion is less organized and more violent than a revolution. There is more bloodshed in a rebellion.

4-The first site gives an example of what is needed for a revolution. The materials and the people involved. It is a more organized structure to what a revolution is. Also it is organized in the people’s action, no killing of unarmed people.
(http://killeenroos.com/3/REVOLUTI.htm)

The second site is more for pride and the mind needed for a rebellion. This song gives the people the ability to want to join the rebellion and hope for what they will do. Also to not fear death and to come out alive.
(http://killeenroos.com/3/Revobeat.html)

The third site is almost from the side of the people being overthrown. It is “the organized people” that is saying what having a revolution is all about; that the government must be taken over.
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Political_revolution)

The fourth and finale site gives more personal views on what the revolution is like. That people do die and the reality of what can happen. It shows that there are consequences and should not be taken for granted.
(http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Revolution)

Jess L 2 said...

1) My definition of the word revolution is when people with little power band together to rise up with their combined power and change something about their government or whatever group is in power.

2) Revolution - An overthrow or repudiation and the thorough replacement of an established government or political system by the people governed
(dictionary.com)

3) The difference between a revolution and a rebellion is that a rebellion is just a resistance to the party in power, while a revolution is a resistance with the plan of re-establishing a government that is better for the people.

4) Article one shows the very basic guidelines for a revolution to begin and end succesfully. It says that you need "at least two opposing sides", weapons, leaders, and problems that the people plan to resolve in the end.
(http://killeenroos.com/3/REVOLUTI.htm)

Article two is a song by The Beatles, and in that song they say that not everybody wants a revolution, and some people don't want to be included in one, even though sometimes they have no choice. This is shown in the lines "But When you Talk About Destruction/
Don’t You Know that you Can Count Me Out"
(http://killeenroos.com/3/Revobeat.html)

The third article defines the different kinds of revolution in depth, and says that the French Revolution is a political revolution in which the people "overthrow undemocratic governments of bureaucratic privilege, replacing them with governments based on workers' democracy while maintaining state owned property relations"
(http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Political_revolution)

The fourth article is a series of quotes that gives different definitions for the word revolution or other peoples takes on it, because not everyone thinks a revolution is a good thing, as shown by the quote "REVOLUTIONARY: An oppressed person waiting for the opportunity to become an oppressor." (Rick Bayan, The Cynic's Dictionary)
(http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Revolution)

Jillian D 2 said...

1. Revolution- A war that is fought for people that want something to happen for the good of them.

2. A revolution is a significant change that usually takes place in a short period of time. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Revolution

3. A rebellion is a refusal to accept authority. They are different because a revolution takes place in a short period of time and is a change, whereas a rebellion is when you don’t accept the authority.

4. In the article, Elements of Revolution, the person thinks that for a revolution to start, the five A’s need to start. They are at least two opposing sides, weapons, slogan, leaders, and to be able to be presentable in different categories. Also in the article it explains the beliefs in revolution being expressed in the form of propaganda, leadership, and the fixing of problems. (http://killeenroos.com/3/REVOLUTI.htm)

In the song, Revolution by the Beatles, revolution is shown to like destruction. They are saying that in revolution it is slow, and that people shouldn’t rush it. (http://killeenroos.com/3/Revobeat.html)

In the article, Political Revolution, states that a revolution is when government is turned, changed, or remodeled. He also believes that political revolutions are when there is an undemocratic government. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Political_revolution)

The quotes given on revolution states that when something becomes incapable, it needs to be changed, also some of the other quotes also state that a revolution happens because of the people wanting to change something. Also in some of the quotes, revolution is when the truth needs to be found. (http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Revolution)

Marissa G 4 said...

1. Revolution in my own words- and uprising or attack of people against something they disagree with to make a change

2. Revolution - an overthrow or repudiation and the thorough replacement of an established government or political system by the people governed.
From – dictionary.com

3. A revolution is trying to change the system where a rebellion is fighting the system.

4. Site 1
This site breaks down what one needs for a revolution to begin and also what one needs to have a successful revolution. For the needs of a revolution are the 5 A that say one needs an enemy, weapons, a slogan, good leaders, need examples that are wrong. For a revolution to have successes you need to have propaganda that states your slogan, strong leaders, need to be able to make a new government, the problems you are fighting need to be resolved. (http://killeenroos.com/3/REVOLUTI.htm)

Site 2
I wanted to hear the song so I got it on YOUTUBE so I could listen to it as I read the lyrics. There saying that yea everyone wants to change the world but you need a plan to do so. That after all everything is going to be all right. (http://killeenroos.com/3/Revobeat.html)

Site 3
Is telling of a political revolution in a political revolution the government is replaced but property relations are left the same. The revolutions in France are often referred to as political revolutions.(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Political_revolution)

Site 4
These are revolution quotes from all different sources. Some quotes say that to have a revolution one must really want change ,also when the truth needs to be discovered, a revolution happens when the one in charge are not listening or carrying about the people.(http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Revolution)

henry d:2 said...

1.Revolutions in general are a dramatic change in someway or form.
2.Revolution:
An overthrow or repudiation and the thorough replacement of an established government or political system by the people governed.
(www.dictionary.com)
3.A revolution and a rebellion aren’t different. How is a revolution possible without the act of rebelling? I find a rebellion a sub category in a revolution. A revolution would simply be a successful overthrowing of a government.
4.
(A)In the first article the writer states a quick how to guide on starting a revolution and how to make it successful. I agree with most of it but it’s quite funny how brief it is. It makes you believe accomplishing a revolution is quite easy, but in reality it isn’t. (http://killeenroos.com/3/REVOLUTI.htm)

(B)I disagree with the Beatles if they meant a revolution is possible without a war or destruction. Although it would be nice, it would be impossible.
(http://killeenroos.com/3/Revobeat.html)

(C)So a political revolution is simply a replacement or change in the government without the damage of everything else? The article defines the political revolution and differentiates it between a social revolution
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Political_revolution)

(D)This article is filled with tons of quotes about revolution. I agree with most of them and the one that stood out the most was “We used to think that revolutions are the cause of change. Actually it is the other way around: change prepares the ground for revolution.”
(http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Revolution)

Jessica F 2 said...

1) Revolution is the restart of something or like a big change in a problem.
2) Revolution-an overthrow or repudiation and the thorough replacement of an established government or political system by the people governed.
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/revolution
3) Revolution is more of a fixing and rebellion is more of going against what your told to do or believe in.
4) On http://killeenroos.com/3/REVOLUTI.htm they are explaining all the things you need to start a revolution such as opposing sides, access to weapons, etc. Then this article explains the things that need to happen to have a successful revolution.

In the second link, http://killeenroos.com/3/Revobeat.html, it is a song by the Beatles. The song is saying how this person wants a revolution and wants to change the world, and all these other people want to see the plan for this change. It also keeps saying everything’s going to be alright.

In the third link, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Political_revolution, it is explaining what a revolution is and explaining the Trotskyist theory.

In the fourth link, http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Revolution, is quotes from the revolution and about the revolution. The are mostly encouraging it, ideas of the revolution, and things that may start one.

Katherine Z 4 said...

1.A revolution is when a body of people rebel against their government or ruler in order to better their own lives.

2.Dictionary -an overthrow or repudiation and the thorough replacement of an established government or political system by the people governed.
(http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/revolution)

3.I think a revolution differs from a rebellion because revolutions is an act of overthrowing an entire government, while a rebellion occurs when people want to resists the government.

4.a. In, Elements of a Leader, it states that for a revolution to start, it will need to have 5 A’s: two opposing sides, weapons, powerful slogans, effective leaders, and aliments. It also goes further as to explain that for a revolution to be successful, one must state the reason why they’re revolting, the leader must be able to have the qualities that can hold a government together. They must be able to create and outline a whole new constitution, and they must be able to resolve the problem that started the revolution.
(http://killeenroos.com/3/REVOLUTI.htm)

b. In, The Beatles’ Revolution, it states that a revolution is not an easy thing; one cannot just start a revolution when they feel like it. Everyone wants to change something in the government, that doesn’t mean that they have the power to. For a revolution to be successful, one needs to be patient, for it takes a lot of effort and planning.
(http://killeenroos.com/3/Revobeat.html)

c. In the article, Political Revolution, according to the Trotskyist theory, a revolution is when a government is replaced or changed by a new one, however the “property relations are predominately left intact.”
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Political_revolution)

d. In, The Revolution, it states that a revolution occurs in a short period of time. It says that when a revolution occurs, it’s not the peoples fault but the blame lies within the government. Usually the start of a revolution lies on poverty, the government that’s unable to provide the need that their people want.
(http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Revolution)

Mat M. 4 said...

1.) In my words a revolution in where a group of people feel differently about politics and how government in run. This would cause them to change it through violence or peace.

2.) Revolution: An overthrow or repudiation and the thorough replacement of an established government or political system by the people governed.
(www.dictionary.com)

3.) A rebellion is more of random acts that doesn’t really accomplish anything of violence while a revolution is a war.

4.) First site- This site defines revolution with words that start with A’s. At least two opposing sides, access to weapons, aims expressed in a slogan, accomplished leaders ailments present socially, economically, and politically (see attached sheet) . This is to show how revolution is organized and well thought out with a plan and strategy. It also says for a revolution to be successful it must have a “framework” which completely agree with.
http://killeenroos.com/3/REVOLUTI.htm

Second site- The Beatles song explains how revolution is somewhat good in a way where its part of evolution. Yet there are always people who do not care for it much.
http://killeenroos.com/3/Revobeat.html

Third Site- The Wiki article differentiates Political revolution between Social revolution. It defines political revolution as where government is replaced by another form or instead it is changed but not entirely. Yet social revolution is when not the government is changed but commercial and industry is changed.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Political_revolution

Fourth Site- This wikiqiote site references different meaning of revolution in other peoples own words. One I found interesting was, “Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable” by JFK.
http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Revolution

Malik B. 4 said...

1)A revolution is the overtaking of an unpopular government to replace it with one that is more favorable.

2)Revolution:
~Noun
1. an overthrow or repudiation and the thorough replacement of an established government or political system by the people governed.
2 .Sociology. a radical and pervasive change in society and the social structure, esp. one made suddenly and often accompanied by violence. Compare social evolution.

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/revolution

3) Although both a rebellion and revolution oppose the way in which something is run whether its a government or society they differ by approach. A rebellion is usually a negative act including weapons as means to get what is wanted. A revolution on the other hand, is a change that may be positive or negative and is opposition that results in a complete change in the way things formally were.

4)
a. Elements of a revolution explores what aspects of reform classify it as a revolution. The criteria pertaining to powerful leaders and a common goal among people seem to be essential for any type of organized attempt for change. Although I agree with the beginnings of a revolution portion, however I do not agree that the issue at hand must be “resolved” but possibly under control. With opposing sides an outcome may be considered a resolution, but an irresolute end to the other.
(http://killeenroos.com/3/REVOLUTI.htm)

b. The Beatles’ song, “Revoltion” approaches the subject of revolution by discussing how positive outcomes are sought by two sides, but obviously both can not succeed. I too find that change is thought to be for the better although it involves changing the very things that we have grown to accept and embrace, such as the constitution that governs our nation.
(http://killeenroos.com/3/Revobeat.html)

c. Political and social revolutions were contrasted as they are often confused. Political revolutions consist of the overthrowing of a usually undemocratic government and is often referred to as Trotskyism, after Leon Trotsky. Social revolutions alter the way people interact rather than the way in which their nation is governed.
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Political_revolution)


d. The Revolution quotes includes remarks made by participants and bystanders of revolutions. The differing opinions show the many approaches to revolutions and their outcomes based on that approach.
(http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Revolution)

DAvid T 2 said...

1)In my own words, a revolution is a change that is fought for where a lot of people die.

2)Revolution: n.
-an overthrow or repudiation and the thorough replacement of an established government or political system by the people governed.
-Sociology. a radical and pervasive change in society and the social structure, esp. one made suddenly and often accompanied by violence.
-a sudden, complete or marked change in something: the present revolution in church architecture.
(http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/revolution)

3)Personally, I don't think that a rebellion and a revolution are that much different. They both aim to overthrow the current government power, a battle(s) are fought to achieve that goal, and before you know it, you start to become the very people you fought so hard to overthrow.

4)In the article Elements of a Revolution, it talks about how a revolution starts with "At least two opposing sides", "Access to weapons", "Aims expressed in a slogan", " Accomplished leaders", and “Ailments present socially, economically, and politically.” For the revolution to be successful, “The leaders must have a social and educational background that allows them to hold the subsequent government together”, “They must be able to produce a framework and a coalition for a new government”, and “The problems present for the revolution to occur must be resolved.” (http://killeenroos.com/3/REVOLUTI.htm)

In The Beatles’ Revolution, people who “Want a Revolution” say they “Want to Change the World.” But, the only way to do that is to “Talk About Destruction.” They start to feed you lies, telling you “Its Going To Be All Right.” Change is good, but taking the path of destruction was not the right path. They are saying that in time, change will come, but you’ll have to be patient and wait for it. (http://killeenroos.com/3/Revobeat.html)

In Political Revolutions, it states that a political revolution “is an upheaval in which the government is replaced, or the form of government altered, but in which property relations are predominantly left intact.” (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Political_revolution)

In Revolutionary Quotes, revolution is defined as “a significant change that usually occurs in a relatively short period of time.” The quotes talk about how a revolution begins with the thoughts of one man, and spreads to others. They need to unite together and fight for that one common cause. (http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Revolution)

sandy j 2 said...

In my own words, revolution is revolting against something. Revolution- A procedure or course, as if in circuit, back to a starting point.I found this at dictionary.com.
3. Revolution differ from rebellion because rebeling can just be being stubborn and not wanting to do something for no apparent reason, and revolution is taking a satand on somethig that's been happening for too long.
4. In elements of revolution, i agree with everything except for number 4, because one doesn't necessarily have to have a slogan.http://killeenroos.com/3/REVOLUTI. I agree completely with the beatle's revolution because it expresses how people feel about it. Some people don't eant to go and some people might not think that it's necessary so why should they be a part of something that they don't believe in? In my idea it shows hipocrisy of Americans at the time, because they were doing their own thing without people really knowing. "You say you've got a real solution, well we all want to see the plan."
http://killeenroos.com/3/Revobeat.html
In the political revolution, i didn't get the definition. It was confusing to me and i was just lost. I didn't even know there were differnt kinds of revolutions.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Political_revolution
In revolution quotes, i love Dan Bern's quote. I think it's true what he says, it's all about getting what you want.
http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Revolution

Hillary D 2 said...

In my opinion, a revolution is a rebellion against a higher power to achieve freedom from their government because of injustice. According to www.dictionary.com, a revolution is "–noun 1. an overthrow or repudiation and the thorough replacement of an established government or political system by the people governed."

To me, revolution is much more important. In history, there were many rebellions against the governments, but revolutions are a wider topic. I think a revolution is not organized, but every one who is against something will join the revolution. I think it will result in life-changing effects.

In For a Revolution to Begin & For a Revolution to be Successful [http://killeenroos.com/3/REVOLUTI.htm], they say there must be two or more opposing sides, weapon violence must be involved/used, advertisements are to be made for the aim/goal, plans must be made for a new gov't if the rebellious side wins, and all causes for the revolution must be solved.

In Revolution by the Beatles [http://killeenroos.com/3/Revobeat.html], the lyrics seem to say that everyone wants change, but violence is not the way to go. They said "when you talk about destruction...You know that you can count me out," which lets the reader know that morals are important.

In Political Revolution [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Political_revolution], it states that there are a few kinds of revolutions, the French being political. These were meant to overthrow the government and is to replace it with a "workers' democracy".

In Revolution [http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Revolution], revolution seems to bring freedom. The only way to get through a revolution is to stick together. Some quotes say that revolutions are for the better, but others contradict it, one saying "change prepares the ground for revolution." Change can be good and bad.

Victoria P. 4 said...

1. In my own words, a revolution is taking over a goverment of some sort.

2. 1. an overthrow or repudiation and the thorough replacement of an established government or political system by the people governed.
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/Revolution

3. A rebellion and revolution differ because a rebellion is more of a group of people trying to defy rules of a certain thing, while a revolution is more political.

4. The first article basically refers to the 5 A's of the revolution. It mostly talks about the people who are in charge of the revolution."They must be able to produce a framework and a coalition for a new government." The writer speaks about how the leaders need to be organized and know what they are doing.
(http://killeenroos.com/3/REVOLUTI.htm)




The second is more about the want to change things but people never seem to. "
We’re All doing What We Can " They talk about how we all are doing what we can and if someone would actually take charge then it could possibly work."
You Say You’ve Got a Real Solution
Well You Know
We’d All Love to See the Plan "
(http://killeenroos.com/3/Revobeat.html)



The next article is more like a definition of a revolution. "or the form of government altered," It also explains it in a Trotskyist way.(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Political_revolution)


In the last article, it shows many different people stating their quotes and ideas on the subject of revolutions."REVOLUTIONARY: An oppressed person waiting for the opportunity to become an oppressor.
Rick Bayan, The Cynic's Dictionary"
Many of the people show that the revolutionary is within the people and is mostly up to them.
(http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Revolution)



*sorry for it being so late Mr. Walsh...I didn't have the internet set back up till today and i didn't even realize that it was due.

barbara j 2 said...

1.I think that revolution is when there is a changement in the government because of a fight between two oppenents.

2.Revolution: (noun)-an overthrow or repudiation and the thorough replacement of an established government or political system by the people governed.
• http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/revolution

3. A revolution and a rebellion are similar but different at the same time. A revolution is when a government is overthrown for a change but a rebellion is an act of resistance toward a government done by one or more people.

4. In “Elements of a Revolution,” let us know what is needed to have a revlution which is basically: two opposing side, weapons, a slogan to represent whatever you want the change in, successful leaders, and ailments present socially, ecnomically, and politically. Also in order to have a revolution the problem must be resolve and for that reason, the opposition cannot be too great or strong. http://killeenroos.com/3/REVOLUTI.htm

In “Revolution” by the Beatles, the lyrics tells us that we shouldn’t have to fight to get a change in this world even though everyone wants that but instead patience is what is needed; not violence. http://killeenroos.com/3/Revobeat.html

In “Political Revolution” it states that political revolution is when the government is replace but the property relations are left the same. An example of it is the French Revolution. It is compared with social revolutions because old property are overturned. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Political_revolution

In “Revolution Quotes” you see many different quotes from different people telling us how they feel about the revolution. They all have different opinion about it. Some thought that revolutions was a way of dividing the country, others thought that revolution could only happen because someone wanted it to happen, others thought that it shoudn’t be for one’s own benefit, and many more opinions about it. http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Revolution

Jillann C 2 said...

1. A revolution is a change that affects everyone.
2. revolution: noun
An overthrow or repudiation and the thorough replacement of an established government or political system by the people governed- www.dictionary.com
3.A revolution is a complete change throughout society. it is usually made politically as well. A rebellion however, is an objection to a part of a government, usually because of a law or rule.
4. In, “Elements of a Revolution”, it tells the readers basically about how in order for a revolution, there needs. In this article, there are at least two opposing sides which are slogan, leaders, weapons, and to be able to be presentable within different categories. It also explains how propaganda, the fixing of problems, and leadership explain the beliefs of a revolution. - http://killeenroos.com

In the song “Revolution” by the Beatles, revolution is shown is a word to be,destruction. In the song, it says that one shouldn’t rush revolution because it is meant to be slow. - http://killeenroos.com

In “Political revolution”, the article states that the revolution is made when a government changed, turned, or remodeled. When there is an undemocratic government, the author also believes that is when a political revolution occurs.
http://en.wikipedia.org

This quote on revolution states that something needs to be changed when it becomes incapable. The quotes also suggest that a revolution occurs when a person wants so change something. Or it is possible that a revolution occurs when the truth needs to be revealed about a given topic/concern. -
http://en.wikiquote.org

Ashley N. 4 said...

1.) A revolution is a group of people who have a similar belief that what they're fighting against will make things better than it was before, whether or not it's true.


2.)An overthrow or repudiation and the thorough replacement of an established government or political system by the people governed. (http://dictionary.reference.com/)


3.) I think that a rebellion is different from a revolution because of the nature of why it's taking place. A rebellion is more like, well, a rebellion, you're rebelling to prove a point whether it's a bad or a good point, and you acknowledge it's ability to be negative or positive. Whereas a revolution is usually done for the better good, even though it sometimes doesn't turn out that way. Also, rebellion has a more negative tone to it than revolution.


4.) The article, Political Revolution, states that a revolution is “an upheaval in which the government is replaced, or the form of government altered, but in which property relations are predominantly left intact”. The Trotskyist movements are basically anti-capitalism and have the principle of Communism. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Political_revolution)

In “Revolution” by the Beatles, they state that war is not the answer for a revolution. “But When you Talk about Destruction Don’t You Know that you Can Count Me Out” shows their opposed opinions in fighting. They also say that “We all want to change the world” which may mean that other people may agree with their opinions, but war and violence is not the answer.
(http://killeenroos.com/3/Revobeat.html)

The forth article is composed of a variety of quotes form varying revolutionary leaders and philosophers. These revolutionaries all lend their opinions and points of view on revolution, which can vary greatly.
(http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Revolution)

The first part of the article contains a list of events needed to occur for a revolution to begin. This list is organized into a list composed of 5 “A’s”. The second part contains a list of what needs not to occur or to occur for a revolution to be considered successful.
(http://killeenroos.com/3/REVOLUTI.htm)