The Enlightenment


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  • The Enlightenment was sparked by scientist who used reason.During the Enlightenment, political thinkers tried to use reason to improve government
  • HI I'm John Locke. I lived from 1632 to 1704.I believed that people should be able to choose who governs them, and that everybody has three natural rights life,liberty, and ownership of land.
  • Hello, Im Jean-Jacques Rousseau.I believed that society is a corrupting influence on people. I also believed that it was the government's job to protect the general will of people.
  • HI, Im Baron de Montesquieu. I called for a complete separation of powers to maintain balance within government. I also believed in separation of church, and I made limited governments popular.
  • Hi, Im Voltaire. I believed in freedom of speech, and that God created the world and allowed it to run itself by natural law.
  • The Enlightenment contained many brilliant scientist who all used reason and tried to improve the government but thought about it differently.
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