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(1687-1755) French. The Spirit of Laws. Best form of gov't involves a separation of powers. Believed that gov't should be sperated among branches: legislative, judicial, executive. US Constitution.
French philosopher from 1712-1778 who believed that people are naturally good, but are corrupted by society
Wrote The Progress of the Human Mind. He identified humans will go through 10 stages of progress. They were about to enter the tenth where humans will be perfect in understanding.
English writer and early feminist who denied male supremacy and advocated equal education for women
Jacques Louis David
French painter known for his classicism and his commitment to the ideals of the French Revolution. His works include The Oath of the Horatii (17850 and The Death of Marat (1793).
(1737 - 1794) Author of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, published in 1776, one of the first modern histories that attempted to explain the past as a guide to the future.
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