Enlightenment period

Stephen Williams & Lucas Hayes

Part 1

Laissez-faire - this means to let people do what they and not be controlling.

Separation of power- when they separate the government in executive, legislative, and judicial branches and limit what each branch can control.

Social Contract- an entire society agrees to be governed by its general will. They will be forced to be free.

Deism- means that there is reason and natural law that was created when god made the world.

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Part 2

John Locke - he was a philosopher during the enlightenment who believed that people could learn from experiences and improve themselves. Locke thought that all people were born free and equal with three natural rights. Life, liberty, and property. He thought that the role of the government was to protect these rights and if they failed to do so then the people could overthrow them.
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Part 3 - Religion

Most philosophers attacked Christian churches because they believed in a logic behind everything. Many Europeans in the eighteenth century where still Christians. People were still seeking a deeper devotions to god. The catholic parish church was an important center of life for the community. Many Protestant churches were lacking in religious enthusiasm.
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Three Minute Philosophy - John Locke