Later, Monarchs would take over and control everything. A great example of a monarch is Louis XIV. excluded nobles from his council, although his goal was to bring the economic up, he spent a lot of France’s money on luxuries and building fancy buildings. Yet under his control, France was the most powerful country in Europe for a long time.
I want a you to build my a huge palace, make it breathtaking. So everyone can see how rich I am.
At this time many scholars began to question their beliefs and created new theories. This led to the creation of the scientific method which is what we use today. They would decided what was true and what wasn't by relying on the Greek and Roman literature.
During the age of Enlightenment it moved people to think and reason for themselves. Many expressed themselves by writing books. John Locke believed in self-government, that people are born equal and free. He stated that the Job of the government was to protect our rights as humans. His work inspired many people and influenced the liberty for America and Europe. Sadly many enlightenment philosophers were thrown in jail due to the fact that they expressed their ideas.