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Rousseau Notes Thoreau Notes Comparison
Biography

1817-62 Near the time of the 1712-1778 Build-up to the Similar: Both lived in
Dates




French Revolution American Civil times of political change
(1789-99) War (1861-5) and unrest.

Genevan Born in Geneva, died in American Born & died in Different: Different
Nationality




France. Lived…

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people and should not repress or · What the citizens of unjust laws, which should American war civil disobedience or
dominate the general will the state have decided be immediately and slavery. protest. He believed that
together transgressed · Involved in the people have power but this
· Transcendent ·…

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