HST Review - Enlightenment- A philosophical movement in the...

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- A philosophical movement in the 18 th century Fostered the belief that one should reform society by discovering rational laws that governed social behavior. o Also had to be just as scientific as the laws of physics. Began due to the Scientific Revolution and the spread of enlighten thinking. There were changes in… o Government o Law o Agricultural practices o Religion o Social Hierarchy Enlightenment thinkers: o Voltaire o John Locke o Thomas Hobbes The Enlightenment was the reason for many revolutions in Europe as well as a factor in creating the Declaration of Independence. Renaissance - A period of intense artistic and intellectual activity. Said to be a “rebirth” if Greco-Roman culture. Began in Italy and spread throughout Europe. Two periods of Renaissance, one in Italy and the other in Northern Europe and Germany. Toussaint L’Ouverture - The leader of a slave revolt in Haiti against the French. The revolt stemmed after the Estates General and slaves were tired of rigorous work on
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