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he outlined his ideas in Leviathan. He argued that people were naturally cruel, greedy, and slefish.
In TWO TREATIES OF GOVERNMENT, he argues that people formed governments to protect their natural rights.
published The Spirit of the Laws, he felt the best way to protect liberty was to divide the various functions and powers of government amoung three branches:legislative, executive, and judicial.
used biting wit as a weapon to expose the abuses of his day. he targeted corrupt officals and idle aristocrats.
in THE WEALTH OF Nation, he argued that the free market should be allowed to regulate buisness activity.
absolute rulers who used their power to bring about political and social change.
catherine the Great
believed in the Enlightenment ideas of equality and liberty. abolished torture and established religious tolerance.
traveled in disguise amoung his subjects to learn of their problems. he supported religious equality for Protestants and Jews in his Catholic Empire.
wanted to end whig domination, choose his own ministers, dissolve the cabinet system , and make parliment follow his will.
one of those who met in Philidelphia in a continental Congress. He was a virginian planter and soldier
the french fleet blockaded the Chesapeake Bay, which enabled Washington to force the surrencer of a british army here.
James Madison & Benjamin Franklin
When the ariticles of Confederation proved to be too weak to rule the United States of America effectively, these men gathered in philadelphia to adress the problem.
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