the enlightenment was a intellectual philosophical movement that dominated the world of ideas in europe during the 17th an 19th century.
baron de montesquieu was a enlightenment thinker that believed that nobody should have to much power so he came up with the idea that the government should be split into 3 branches legislative,judicial,and executive
Thomas Hobbes was a british political scientist that believed that wrote a book about how to escape war u need to submit to the stronger ruler this is when agreement was formed .
jean jacques Rousseau is a french philosopher that who believed that all people should be able to vote so he created the social contract
i think the government of the enlightenment were not happy with all of these philosophers going around telling people to think for them selves because they wanted to control everything and tell people what to do.
john locke was a enlightenment thinker that wrote a book on how people are not born good or evil but it is determined by the way they grow up
Voltaire was a enlightenment think that wrote in favor of religious tolerance and free speech