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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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