People of the Enlightenment

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  • The Scientific Revolution was a major part of the Enlightenment
  • During the Scientific Revolution, Scientist like me, Isaac Newton, Studied the natural world, changing the way people looked at the world around them.
  • Woman played a role in the Enlightenment as well.
  • Women during the Enlightenment, such as Madame Geoffrin led salons and helped support Philosophers. We also fought for equality with men in every aspect of life.
  • The Enlightenment was mainly about philosophers like the ones in the next 3 boxes.
  • My name is John Locke, I believed that people were not born good or evil, but their character was based on life experience, I also believed people had rights and if the government didn't project them that they could overthrow the government.
  • My name is Voltaire, I believed in freedom of speech and religion, unfortunately I was arrested.
  • My name is Baron de Montesquieu, I believed that in order for the government to be fair and non corrupt the powers should be separated, you can see this in Americas government today with the 3 branches.
  • French Revolutionaries and Troops in the streets of Paris.
  • The Enlightenment ended when the French Revolution came along, bringing an end to the peaceful Age of Reason.
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