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age of reason, influenced by the scientific revolution of the 1600's
law, philosophy, politics
Enlightenment was used to figure out things in nature like l__, p_______, po_______
unwritten agreement between government and people
LIFE, LIBERTY, PROPERTY believed people were góòd, nature vs. nurture, limited govt., basis of declaration of independence
ppl NEED LAWS, believed people were bàd, strong govt. influenced constitution
equality and education for WOMEN
CAPITALISM, father of modern economics, division of labor and concept of free markets
little govt. involvement to allow markets to grow
wrote spirit of laws, believed in SEPARATION OF POWERS (3 branches)
believed in FREEDOM OF SPEECH, critisized Catholic Church for its practices <-- arrested many times
wrote "ENCYCLOPEDIA", discussed issues of freedom of expression and concerns of equality, volumes include writing by voltaire and montesquieu
FREE ELECTION, RIGHT TO VOTE idea of social contract, believed in little govt. involvment & good community over individual