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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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