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1

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
Protestant evangelism
Religious tolerance
The spread of European Enlightenment ideas

2

What did the Enlightenment tremendously impact in American (and world)?

politics
society

3

What was the Enlightenment?

Movement that believed that reason and knowledge could lead to progress and advancements in society

4

When did the Enlightenment occur?

17th and 18th centuries originating in Europe

5

What was the impact of the Enlightenment?

Helped challenge traditional authority

6

Who were key Enlightenment thinkers?

John Locke
Baron de Montesquieu
Thomas Paine

7

What did John Locke do?

Two treaties of government
Natural rights
Consent of the govern
Influenced the Declaration of Independence

8

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

9

What did Thomas Paine do?

Common Sense
Advocated US declare independence
Influenced Declaration of Independence

10

What were the natural rights?

life
liberty
property

11

What was the consent of the govern?

Government rules with people's permission
People can overthrow government if necessary

12

What key ideas were seen in US government that was from the Enlightenment?

3 branches of government
Freedom of speech

13

The ideas which encouraged individuals to challenge authority and unjust government helped inspire what?

American Revolution

14

What other Revolutions were Enlightenment ideas seen?

French Revolution
Latin American Revolution