Flashcards in Enlightenment Deck (14):
Several factors promoted Anglicanism in the British colonies. What were they?
The growth of autonomous political communities based on English models
The development of commercial ties and legal structures
The emergence of the Trans Atlantic print culture
The spread of European Enlightenment ideas
What did the Enlightenment tremendously impact in American (and world)?
What was the Enlightenment?
Movement that believed that reason and knowledge could lead to progress and advancements in society
When did the Enlightenment occur?
17th and 18th centuries originating in Europe
What was the impact of the Enlightenment?
Helped challenge traditional authority
Who were key Enlightenment thinkers?
Baron de Montesquieu
What did John Locke do?
Two treaties of government
Consent of the govern
Influenced the Declaration of Independence
What did Baron de Montesquieu do?
The Spirit of Laws
Advocated checks and balances
Advocated separation of powers
Dividing power among branches would help prevent government abuse
Influenced our current government system under the constitution
What did Thomas Paine do?
Advocated US declare independence
Influenced Declaration of Independence
What were the natural rights?
What was the consent of the govern?
Government rules with people's permission
People can overthrow government if necessary
What key ideas were seen in US government that was from the Enlightenment?
3 branches of government
Freedom of speech
The ideas which encouraged individuals to challenge authority and unjust government helped inspire what?