The Enlightenment Period

BY: Allen Stephen & Jacob Val Garcia

4 Major points of Enlightenment

Enlightenment was greatly impacted by intellectuals. The intellectuals wanted a reason to understand of life. They thought that the application of the scientific method to an understanding of life was a reason. John Locke's idea on how people were born with a blank mind and they are molded by the experiences they have from the senses in their surrounding world. Montesquieu he used the scientific method to find the natural laws that govern the social and political relationships of human beings.

John Locke

He was born on August 29th 1632. He was born in the city of Somerset in Wrington, UK. John was known as the "Father of classical liberalism." John was a philosopher. He also thought of the origin of the modern concepts of identity and self. He created the Fundamental Constitutions of Carolina. He wrote letters concerning toleration, two treaties about the government, and an essay concerning human understanding. He also had some thoughts concerning education. He died on October 28th 1704.

Science during the Enlightenment period

The Scientific Revolution helped pave a way for Enlightenment thinkers. Everyone admired Newton after he explained the laws governing nature by using reason. After Newton other people started to look for laws governing human behavior as well. Thinkers of the Enlightenment period wanted to apply reason and the scientific method to all aspects of society (government, religion, economics, and education).