The Enlightment

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  • The Enlightment was sparked by scientist who used reason along with experiments to figure out how the universe worked.During the Enlightment, political thinkers tried to use reason to improve government.
  • Baron de Montesqueu wanted to seperate powers to maintain balanced with the government . He created Executive , Judicial, and Legislative branches.He admired limited government
  • John Locke was influenced by the Gloriuos Revolution.He thought that nature was a good place and that the social contract was agreeing to socialize life.Believed that government was to protect peoples rights .
  • Jean-Jacques Rousseau believed that nature was a good place, but differed on the way the government was ran.Saw society as a threat. He got rejected by the American Colonist.
  • Voltaire liked the idea of freedom of speech.He was born in a middle class family.He wrote many novels,plays,letters,and essays.He didn't like the Roman Catholic Church,he thought people should be able to choose their own belief
  • All in all all the people wanted to have their own rights and laws. All of them made their own decisions for their country's , all of them also helped their country for the better.
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