The Enlightenment

Updated: 5/21/2020
The Enlightenment

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  • The Enlightenment was a period of time (around the 18th century, Europe) when thinkers questioned traditional governments and embrace changes to make improvements
  • I agree with Thomas Hobbes! The church shouldn't meddle with the king's government!
  • Scientists and Philosophers gathered to talk about issues and their thoughts on the topic
  • Thomas Paine's Pamphlet, "Common Sense" brings up valid points about monarchy. We cannot have a king because we never chose his offspring.
  • The king holds too much power!
  • The Enlightenment mostly focused on the Government and Industrial Thought.
  • Our culture is too dependent on religion!
  • The Enlightenment opened the eyes of the public to different ways to improve the government, causing revolutions and drastic changes throughout the world.
  • We will not be ruled by the king!!!!!! We fight for independence!