In the 18th century most of the revolutionary leaders tended to be members of theA.slave calss B.workin class C.catholic clergy D.educated middle class E.nobility i think its d.... ?

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pohnpei397 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Yes, you are correct.  The right answer here is D -- the revolutionary leaders were from the educated middle class.  If you think about it, that makes a lot of sense.  Here's why:

If you were a slave or if you were from the working class, how were you ever going to be able to influence other people?  You wouldn't have the time or the liberty to go around convincing other people to believe in your ideas and you wouldn't have enough time or education to think of many ideas.

If you were a noble or part of the clergy, you would be more likely to like the status quo because you were already in the top levels of society.

brettd eNotes educator| Certified Educator

I don't know if nobility is the right word to describe them, but they were definitely not middle class.  The revolutionary heroes we think of (assuming you are talking about the American and not the French Revolution) were very well educated, and mostly wealthy planters.  George Washington and Thomas Jefferson each owned plantations with hundreds of slaves.

Ben Franklin was one of the wealthier men in Pennsylvania and many of the lesser revolutionary leaders were merchants who still belonged to the upper classes.  I have a hard time calling any of these men middle class.