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The Enlightenment was a period when society saw reason as a "light" that exposes errors, or mistakes and helped to solve natural problems and make life better.
I feel government was to protect the rights of people and if it didn't then the people had the right to abolish government or break the contract and create the a new one
I feel it was the government's duty to implement policies deemed beneficial for the general public
Baron de Montesquieu
I promoted the idea of separation of power and checks and balance. I admired the English system of limited government.
I opposed the government supporting one religion and forbidding others. I believed God created the world and set it in motion. Then he allowed natural law to run itself.
I learned that Enlightenment philosophers all had a very different perspectives
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