|1.||Socialists regard economic forces as the chief factors in the bringing about of social change.|
|2.||The Economic Interpretation does not exclude the "spiritual factors"; it is not fatalistic and does not deny free will.|
|3.||The economic factors largely determine religious forms, ethical standards and the content of legal codes.|
|4.||The Economic Interpretation of History applies primarily to the explanation of stages in social evolution, but at the same time it directly explains many specific historical events.|
|1.||What was the origin of the theory of the Economic Interpretation of History?|
|2.||Why is the term "economic" preferable to "materialistic" in this connection?|
|3.||What factors other than the economic have influenced history?|
|4.||In what ways have the economic factors influenced religious forms? Ethical codes?|
|5.||How are economic class distinctions reflected in legal codes?|
|6.||What is meant by the "Great Man" theory of history?|
|7.||Illustrate the economic interpretation theory by events in American history. In English history.|
|8.||What are the chief objections to the theory and how do Socialists answer them?|
Hillquit M., Socialism in Theory and Practice, Chap. III and IV.
Kautsky K., Ethics and the Materialistic Conception of History.
Marx Karl, Capital. Contribution to the Critique of Political Economy, Preface.
Rogers J. E. T., The Economic Interpretation of History.
Seligman E. R. A., The Economic Interpretation of History.
Simons A. M., Social Forces in American History.
Spargo John, Socialism, a Summary and Interpretation of Socialist Principles, Chap. IV.