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Unit 9-Absolutism & Enlightenment
Terms in this set (14)
A government in which the king or queen has absolute power.
Belief that a rulers authority comes directly from god.
a monarchy that is limited by laws and a constitution
a movement that emphasized science and reason as guides to help see the world more clearly
the idea that all humans are born with rights, which include the right to life, liberty, and property
An agreement between the people and their government signifying their consent to be governed
Policy that government should interfere as little as possible in the nation's economy.
separation of powers
English philosopher who argued that people have natural rights
a fleet of warships
free enterprise system
An economic system in which people are free to operate their businesses as they see fit, with little government interference.
A French man who believed that Human beings are naturally good & free & can rely on their instincts. Government should exist to protect common good, and be a democracy
English writer and early feminist who denied male supremacy and advocated equal education for women
Scottish economist who wrote the Wealth of Nations a precursor to modern Capitalism.
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