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FRENCH REVOLUTION A Child of the Enlightenment
What was the Enlightenment? After the Scientific Revolution, people began to question HOW A RULER GOT HIS POWER AND WHY A GOVERNMENT WAS SET UP
The Key word to answer these questions: REASON- EVERY ANSWER HAD TO STAND THE TEST OF REASON- PEOPLE DEMANDED A REASON TO EXPLAIN HOW A RULER GOT HIS POWER AND A REASON FOR WHY A GOVERNMENT WAS SET UP!
John Locke The reason a ruler got his power was that the people gave him that power: The Consent of the people (governed)” The reason a government is set up is to: protect natural rights -Life, Liberty, and Property”
Jean Jacques Rousseau The reason a ruler got his power is that the majority of the people gave him that power- called the general will of the people” The reason a government was set up was to pass the laws that the majority wanted- “majority vote of the people”
Montesquieu It stands to reason that best way to set up a government is by separating the branches of government
Enlightenment:

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