Professor Maurice Phipps discusses democracy and the enlightenment in an introduction to his course. He expresses the basic premise of democratic theory: life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. He states that, despite having these rights, very few people exercise them, and he indicates that no student will receive special treatment.
Why did common people become incensed? What did this lead them to do?
What is the basic premise of democratic theory?
Do you agree that many people do not exercise these rights? Explain.