History 2110 Lecture 4 Notes

History 2110 - History 2110 Lecture 4 Notes Test 1 Ideas and Events that led to the American Revolution 1 The Enlightenment God was responsible for

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History 2110 Lecture 4 Notes Test 1 Ideas and Events that led to the American Revolution 1) The Enlightenment: God was responsible for anything that happened. a) The Scientific Revolution: there has to be rational explanations to everything. i) Galileo (1) His Idea: The earth goes around the sun. (2) Perfected the telescope and sees that the sun is the center of the universe, not the earth. (The earth was said that it was the center of the universe, therefore man is the center of the universe). (3) I can scientifically show you the facts, which destroys the church’s argument. ii) Newton (1) Englishman (2) Known for the law of gravity (a) For every action there is a reaction (b) Earth rotates and has a gravitational pull (c) Gives a scientific explanation of the mechanical workings of the earth. (d) Argues that everything works in a perfect, natural order, which can be mathematically proven. Can prove how the earth rotates. iii) Deism (1) New rational way of considering the universe. (2) God created the universe and created everything into a perfect, natural universe (3) Mechanical view of the world. (4) Can be examined, proved, and mathematically proven (5) Doesn’t think that God intervened in everyday life (earthquake, flood). Thinks that earthquakes and floods happen on their own. b) John Locke: survived the English civil war. Came up with the best way to run a country: i) Popular (People) Sovereignty/Authority: (Sovereignty/authority of the people or coming from the people) (1) The king had the absolute authority/right to run the state. (2) The king was the state
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This note was uploaded on 04/06/2008 for the course HIST 2110 taught by Professor Koontz during the Spring '08 term at Georgia State University, Atlanta.

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History 2110 - History 2110 Lecture 4 Notes Test 1 Ideas and Events that led to the American Revolution 1 The Enlightenment God was responsible for

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