The Enlightenment Period
BY: Allen Stephen & Jacob Val Garcia
4 Major points of Enlightenment
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).
Discovered the laws of Gravity.
Invented the thermometer and perfected the telescope. Galileo also worked on gravity with pendulums which influenced Newton.
He established the heliocentric model.