By: maddie milliren and Maddy casey
The rights of the enlightenment included equality before the law, freedom of religious worship freedom of speech freedom of press the right to assemble to hold property and pursue happiness by the political life of European states in the 18th century. The separation of power was a government functioned separation of the executive, legislative, and judicial powers of the government system that controlled and limited each other in a system of checks and balances. Voltaire, well known for his criticism of Christianity, championed deism, which is a religious philosophy based on reason and natural law in the 18th century.
Part 2 John Locke
John Locke was born in 1632 and died in 1704. John Locke was an English political theorist that focused on the structure of governments. In the famous two treatises of government he wanted the idea of a representative government that would serve all constitutes best. Locke thought that men are all rational and capable people but they needed to compromise some religion in order to form a government for the people.
Part 3 religion
In the enlightenment period the religion of people changed. Many scientist learned more about the earth and had astrological discoveries so they would go against the church. Many people became agnostic or deist because of there findings. During the enlightenment period many people became less religious and more knowledgeable about astronomy.
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