Chapter 21: Enlightenment and Revolution
Terms in this set (17)
Period in which people valued the use reason as a guide to improving society.
French writer who mocked government and religion.
Social gathering in which people discuss ideas.
British writer who championed women's rights.
English philosopher who said government is a contract between the ruler and the people.
Locke's idea that every person has the right to life, liberty, and property.
French philosopher who said government should be divided into separate branches, each branch limiting the power of the other branch.
French writer who proposed the idea of popular sovereignty.
Government that expresses the will of the people.
American philosopher, scientist, and statesman who argued before the British Parliament for the repeal of extra taxes on colonists.
American statesman who proposed the idea of colonial independence.
English Bill of Rights
Document that listed the rights of the British people, passed in 1689.
Declaration of Independence
Document declaring the American colonies' independence from British rule in 1776.
Government in power
Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen
Document issued during the French Revolution granting freedom of speech, the press, and religion for the French.
Ideas or goals that people try to live up to.