Chapter 35 Enlightenment Emily Mametz
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Thomas Hobbs had published a book called "Leviathan". He also viewed other people as selfish and cruel .he had traveled other countries and met writers ,scientist and philosophers Thomas viewed the government was a way to protect people from their own selfishness.
John Locke was born in 1632. He had published two treatises of government.denied the divine rights to the kings rule. Locke was greatly influenced by his fathers beliefs. in his book he offered a theory of government that justified parliaments action. Parliament passed a bill of rights.
Voltaire was a writer of witty literature. One of his most popular book was" Candide". It was also humorous.Voltaire attended a catholic college in Paris . He was a passionate outspoken writer,He believed strongly in freedom of though and expression.
Abigail Adams was married to John Adams which he was also the leader of the American revolution.Abigail wrote "remember all men would be tyrants if they could".She also spoke out for a woman's rights to education. Abigail firmly supported the movement for independence from England.
Mary Wollstonecraft was a English writer. She was also another early leader in struggle to gain equal rights for woman.Mary had published an essay in 1792 about woman's equal rights .She had also believed in education and that is was the key to gaining equality and freedom.Mary had inspired early leaders of woman's rights .
Olympe de Gouges was a French Woman. She was also the daughter of a butcher. Olympe was poorly educated but became a writer and a social reformer. she had published the declaration of woman's rights. Olympe had argued for woman's equality with men in every aspect.
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