We learned of the 1905 Revolution timeline, especially Bloody Sunday, the strikes and uprising that followed and the October Manifesto that restored order. We then met in groups to examine the 1906 Fundamental Laws - the new constitution designed to "fix" the problems. We noted that much of what was promised in the Manifesto was watered down by the time the Laws were issued. As citizens it's important that we be able to critically access the difference between what is "reported to be"and what "is." On this point, I thought you did a good job in your groups teasing out the details, both the good and the bad.
For homework, please review Falk page 24 (a table that describes Marx's view of how "communism" would occur, and pp. 27-28 for a summary of today's lesson. Also, please read pp. 37-38 in DeMarco, and complete Ex #1 (a-e).