by: Kayla


Enlightenment is when new ideas and innovation emerged
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How it began

1500-1700 Europeans using reasons discover laws of nature

Five major ideas of the enlightenment

governments are creating to secure an orderly society

all men are created " free and equal"

a free market should be allowed to regulate trade

separation of powers is the best way to protect human liberties

every social , political, and economical problem could be solved though the use of reason

Thomas hobbles

  • humans are naturally cruel, greedy and selfish
  • only a powerful government could ensure an orderly society

John locke

  • people form governments to protect natural rights
  • best government was one with limited power