The Enlightenment

The Enlightenment

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  • John Locke-England (1632-1704) 
  • "What worries you, masters you."
  • Montesquieu-France (1689-1755)
  • "To become truly great, one has to stand with people, not above them."
  •  Voltaire-Paris France (1694-1778)
  • "Common sense is not so common".
  • John Locke was A philosopher and his ideas had a big influence of political philosophy. He is known as the most influential enlightenment thinkers. Locke thought that all people were equal and was subject to no one but god and that people had the right of self defense. 
  • Thomas Jefferson-USA (1743-1826)
  • "The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants"
  • Montesquieu thought that each government branch could govern each other and no branch could threaten free people. He affected us today because of the U.S constitution.
  • The Enlighted woman
  • Voltaire was important because he was one of the greatest writers of his time and  Volitares affect on society was that he belived for everyone to have freedom which has lead to the French revolution and United States Bill of rights. He was famous for his three things that he had done which were philosophy, history, and writing. he was famous for writing a lot of plays and books.
  • The End
  • Thomas Jefferson was the founding father and the Author of the declaration of Independence and was responsible of the Louisiana purchase He also made people free except for slaves. 
  • These woman were philosophers and they began to question their roles in society. They thought that they were a different identity than men. These woman thought that they can do the same as men can do and started to question their rights and fought. 
  • We are the same as men!
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