Marxist IQ: The revolutionary traditions of July 4th

BY:Communist Party USA| June 26, 2019
Marxist IQ: The revolutionary traditions of July 4th


1.   Marxists in the tradition of the CPUSA have  long have seen the American revolution as:

a.  A revolution for individual freedom;
b.  A fake revolution led by slaveholders;
c.   A bourgeois democratic and anti-colonial revolution;
d.  A great workers and farmers peoples revolution.


2.   Although Americans have long been taught that the United States had no real socialist history, some of the  the first workers parties in the world were  founded in the 1830s in:

a.   North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia;
b.   New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania;
c.   Massachusetts, Vermont, and Maine;
d.  Virginia, Maryland, and Delaware.

3.  The first generation of Socialists and Communists in the U.S., including followers of Karl Marx and the First International who brought with them the Communist Manifesto, were:

a. German and other refugees from the revolutions of 1848;
b. Survivors of Paris Commune;
c.  Exiles from the 1905 Russian Revolution;
d.  Participants in the Boston Tea Party.

4. During the Great Depression Communists mobilized millions around agitational slogans: which of  the following was not a Communist slogan:

a.  Black and white: Unite and fight;
b.  Communism is the Democracy of the Twentieth Century;
c.   America First;
d.  Against Fascism and War:For Democracy and Peace.


5.  Marxists and Communists in the U.S. have long believed that that the most important  lessons of July 4 can be found most in:

a. The writings and life of Alexander Hamilton;
b. The writings and life of Tom Paine;
c. The writings and life of Thomas Jefferson;
d. The Writings and Life of Benjamin Franklin.


6. Founded a century ago, the Communist Party USA sees itself continuing the tradition of:

a.  The farmers and  craftsmen , the foot soldiers who fought and won the revolutionary war against the British colonial empire;
b.  The abolitionists who joined with  others to build an anti-slavery coalition that fought and won the Civil War as a revolutionary war against the slaveholders confederacy;
c.  The trade unionists, anti-monopolists, and others who fought for the eight hour day, the abolition of child labor, anti-trust legislation, democratization of politics through secret ballot, party primaries, exposes of and legislation against political corruption;
d.  All of the above.


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    The Communist Party USA is a working class organization founded in 1919 in Chicago, IL.

    The Communist Party stands for the interests of the American working class and the American people. It stands for our interests in both the present and the future. Solidarity with workers of other countries is also part of our work. We work in coalition with the labor movement, the peace movement, the student movement, organizations fighting for equality and social justice, the environmental movement, immigrants rights groups and the health care for all campaign.

    But to win a better life for working families, we believe that we must go further. We believe that the American people can replace capitalism with a system that puts people before profit — socialism.

    We are rooted in our country's revolutionary history and its struggles for democracy. We call for "Bill of Rights" socialism, guaranteeing full individual freedoms.

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