Chapter 4 part 2

Chapter 4 part 2 - African American History Chapter 4 Quiz...

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African American History Chapter 4 Quiz part 2 African Americans and The Enlightenment The American Enlightenment is a term sometimes employed to describe the intellectual culture of the British North American colonies and the early United States (as they became following the American Revolution). It is commonly dated from 1750-1820. Among the leading intellectual figures of this period are Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison. The American Enlightenment borrowed many of its ideals and beliefs from the earlier European Enlightenment. But, another facet of this “enlightenment” is the contribution of the African American. The Enlightenment emphasized human reason (Hines, 86). Even though the few elite could reap the benefits of the universities and libraries that the Enlightenment period established, blacks were able to become professionals in fields that traditionally only wealthy whites were able to obtain. Many African Americans gained intellectual distinction during the late eighteenth century owed more to the Great Awakening than to
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