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enlightenment ideas
Updated: 10/16/2020
enlightenment ideas
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  • Magna Carta (1215)
  • We will happily limit your power!
  • Mayflower Compact(1620)
  • This is getting chaotic. Let's just self-rule ourselves!
  • English Bill of Rights (1689)
  • Everyone has to obey the law. Even the king!
  • The nobles wanted to limit the king/queen's power and give some of that power to the nobles.
  • Ideas of John Locke
  • If the pilgrims wanted to survive, they need to self-rule and include the idea of the social contract.
  • Ideas of Montesquieu
  • We need to separate the powers!
  • Parliament decided that nobody is above the law. Not even the king can break the laws.
  • Common Sense by Thomas Paine
  • Common Sense
  • Every human being gets natural rights.
  • Montesquieu wanted to divide power into three different branches.
  • Thomas Paine wrote a pamphlet convincing the people to rebel against Great Britain.
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