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Chapter 5 Vocab
EME Chapter 5 test
rule or law that governs human nature
member of a group of Enlightenment thinkers who tried to apply methods of science to the improvement of society
absolute ruler who uses power to bring about political and social change
ornate style of art and architecture popular in the 1600s and 1700s
personal elegant style of art and architecture made popular during the mid-17oos and featuring fancy design in the shape of leaves, shells, and scrolls.
government whose power is defined and limited by law
parliamentary advisers to the king who originally met in a small room, or cabinet
head of the cabinet in a parliamentary government, usually the leader of the largest part of the legislature
colonist who supported Britain during the American Revolution
government in which power is divided between the national, or federal, government and the states
an agreement by which they gave up the state of nature for an organized society
rights that belonged to all humans from birth
looked for natural laws to define a rational economic system
allowing business to operate with little or no government interference
restricting access to ideas and information
informal social gatherings at which writers, artists, philosophes, and others exchanged ideas. lead by women
a government in which the ruling power belongs to a few people
states that all government power comes from the people