The Enlightenment

The Enlightenment

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  • A period when society saw reason as a "light" that exposed errors, or mistakes and helped to solve problems and make life better.
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  • Enlightenment
  • Enlightenment
  • John Locke
  • John Locke
  • The state of nature is a good place and the social contract will enhance your life!
  • Our government needs to protect the rights of people!
  • Government needs to protect the general will of the people.
  • Jean-Jacques Rousseau
  • Jean-Jacques Rousseau
  • Society is a terrible influence and is corrupting us.
  • SOCIETY IS CORRUPT.
  • Limited government...
  • Baron de Montesquieu
  • Baron de Montesquieu
  • Checks and balances...
  • Separation of powers...
  • Voltaire
  • Voltaire
  • I've wrote novels, plays, letters, and essays!
  • I hold a strong dislike for the Roman Catholic Church.
  • Church leaders are keeping knowledge from the people in order to maintain their power!
  • The Enlightenment has brought us many advancements and additions to things such as our Constitution.
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