The Enlightenment

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  • The Enlightenment was sparked by scientists who used reason along with experiments to figure out how the universe worked. Isaac Network, for example, discovered the principle of gravity.
  • I'm John locke I was born in 1632. I believed the power of a government to rule must come from the consent of the governed. I died in 1704
  • I'm Jean-Jacques Rousseau and I had a similar belief on the state of nature but differed on the role of government. I felt it was the government duty to implement policies deemed beneficial for the general.
  • I'm Baron de Montesquieu. Separation of power checks to maintain balance within government and legialtive, executive, judicial branches of government. I admired the english system of limited government.
  • I'm Voltaire. Championed the freedom of speech " I disapprove of what you say but we defined to the death your right to say". I wrote many novels,plays,letters,and essays that brought him fame and wealth.
  • These fore men was enlightenment philosophers. They helped change the world with their thoughts and ideas.
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