Chapter 4-pgs 124-128

Chapter 4-pgs 124-128 - A.P US Mods 6/7/8 Notes for pgs...

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A.P. US Artem Kholodenko Mods 6/7/8 0109 Notes for pgs. 124-128 Enlightenment and   Awakening The Enlightenment in   America Ben Franklin and      Junto     American Philosophical   Society Knowledge Reaches Few John Locke’s Ideas - About 90% of all white males and 40% of females could read in New  England; in other places it varied from 35-over 50% males; in  England it was no more than 1/3; most read the almanac, Psalter  and Bible; when read, the words could move many with tremendous  force - The rich had access to expensive books and paper, and drowned  themselves in the education utopia of the times; the upper-class  Americans had the money and wanting to participate in the  education enlightenment and advancement   - Some of the thoughts in the Enlightenment came from people such  as Franklin and Newton who in 1687 explained the universal  gravitation rules of the universe - Franklin was the most influential in the 2 nd  ½ of the 18 th  century, and  in 1727 made a group called the Junto who wanted to debate  “highbrow” questions and collect information for “mutual  improvement” - He did the right thing by moving to Philadelphia, which was growing  faster than Boston, where Franklin found people like him looking for  answers; in 1732, he printed  Poor Richard’s Almanac  which by age  of 42 earned him enough to retire and devote personal time for  science and service - His 2 goals of science and community led him to say that all science  would benefit people one way or another, like his electricity discovery 
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Chapter 4-pgs 124-128 - A.P US Mods 6/7/8 Notes for pgs...

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