The Political Views of Albert Einstein

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    Lifespan of Albert Einstein

  • Renounces Citizenship

    Renounces Citizenship
    At the age of 17, Einstein renounces his German citizenship and moves to Switzerland to attend college
  • Founder of German Democratic Party

    Founder of German Democratic Party
  • Berliner Tageblatt

    Berliner Tageblatt
    Einstein signs petition for the founding of a nationwide liberal and democratic party in Germany
  • League Againtst Imperialism Conference

    League Againtst Imperialism Conference
    Einstein is a keynote speaker at the conference
  • About Zionism: Speeches and Lectures by Professor Albert Einstein

    About Zionism: Speeches and Lectures by Professor Albert Einstein
    Series of essays by Einstein on the relevance of a Jewish state
  • Renounces German citizenship...AGAIN

    Renounces German citizenship...AGAIN
    with the rise of the Nazi party and the horrendous acts Hitler committed, Einstein again renounces his citizenship
  • Atomic Bomb

    Atomic Bomb
    Einstein writes letter to FDR that would eventually lead to his persuasion for the need of an atom bomb
  • 1948 Presidential Election

    1948 Presidential Election
    Einstein supports the pro-Soviet, pro-Israel policies of Henry A. Wallace's Progressive Party
  • Why Socialism?

    Why Socialism?
    Article published by Monthly Review, Einstein expressed both his support for socialism as a social and economic system, and his distrust for the bureaucratic and authoritarian excesses of the Soviet Union
  • Einstein asked to be Israel's second president

    Einstein asked to be Israel's second president
    following the death of first president Chaim Weizmann, Israel asks Albert Einstein to become president-he immediately declined
  • Einstein-Russel Manifesto

    Einstein-Russel Manifesto
    “There lies before us, if we choose, continual progress in happiness, knowledge, and wisdom. Shall we, instead, choose death, because we cannot forget our quarrels? We appeal as human beings to human beings: Remember your humanity, and forget the rest. If you can do so, the way lies open to a new Paradise; if you cannot, there lies before you the risk of universal death.”