History Enlightenment Comic By: Kalena Maxwell

History Enlightenment Comic By: Kalena Maxwell

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  • Rousseau and Voltaire influence in the Declaration of  Independence By: Kalena Maxwell
  • England 1775 in a philosophers house, who is helping write the Declaration of Independence
  • I don't know what else to add to the Declaration! It needs to be fair! For the people and the Government! Wouldn't want a repeat of the Boston tea party.
  • Splash!
  • "...that was bad. Maybe I could borrow someone else's idea? Someone dead obviously. I'll have to  check the historical documents."
  • "Hmm...Philosophers best work? Well worth a shot. "
  • In a document the man found
  • "Man is born free, but everywhere his is in chains." ~Jean-Jacques Rousseau The Social Contract (1762)
  • "...men are equal all; From virtue only true distinction springs, And not from birth..." ~Voltaire Mahomet, act l, scene lV (1741)
  • "I got it!"
  • Perfect!
  • "...We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness..."
  • With this, the people have lots of freedom, but still have a stable Government. This should insure that there will be less revolts in the future, now that the power between the people and the government in more balanced.
  • The End!
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