the enlightment


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  • The Enlightenment was a new way to gain knowledge and wisdom that was mostly during the 17th century
  • Well hello there John Locke I am Thomas Hobbes and I wrote the leviathan and I had a belief that people were naturally aggressive.
  • Hello I am John Lock and I helped influence the American Revolution, I also had a belief that people were not born good or evil.
  • The scientific revolution was about thinking of the world by observing and questioning old beliefs.
  • I am Nicolaus Copernicus I was a polish astronomer and I studied the stars and planets, I developed the heliocentric theory, heliocentric meant sun-centered.
  • 1789
  • 1789 was the year that the revolution broke out in France that unleashed terrible passions and violence and thousands of aristocrats and other supposed enemies were sent to the guillotine which was a machin that cut people heads off.
  • 1791
  • I, Olympe de Gouges, have officially published the declaration of rights of women and female citizens.
  • 1792
  • I am Mary Wollstonecraft and I published an essay in 1792 about wome deserving the same rights as men and I believed that education was the key to gaining equality and freedom.
  • People would often have an area outside their home ,which was a public sphere, where other people would come and discuss about their ideas and it was called a salon.
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