PaperQuiz2 - 02/05/08 History 210- Quiz-#2 Prof. Ludington...

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02/05/08 History 210- Quiz-#2 Prof. Ludington Throughout history, the concept of equality and freedom for every individual has been a very important issue. During the eighteenth century, equal rights became a very significant matter in France, developing into a key concept behind the Enlightenment era and the French Revolution. The Enlightenment, a precursor to the French Revolution, was an intellectual movement that focused on reason and the free rights of the individual. The French Revolution directly reflects the ideas and principles of the Enlightenment. Through many documents written during the French Revolution, one can see a direct correlation to the documents written during the Enlightenment era. John Locke and Thomas Paine provide good examples of Enlightenment thinking and such examples can be seen in the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of Citizens and in a general’s account of the uprising in the Vendee, during the French Revolution. The Enlightenment, which concentrated on man’s equality, was lead by a few
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This note was uploaded on 04/28/2008 for the course HIST 210 taught by Professor Dr.ort during the Spring '08 term at N.C. State.

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PaperQuiz2 - 02/05/08 History 210- Quiz-#2 Prof. Ludington...

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