Critical_Thinking_Rebeca_Demeterco - Critical Thinking Rebeca Demeterco Ms.Venuti World history 1 After reading the section of the textbook describing

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Critical Thinking Rebeca Demeterco Ms.Venuti World history 04/12/2018 1. After reading the section of the textbook describing Voltaire, explain how his quote “I do not agree with a word you say, but will defend to death your right to say it” defines the principles of the Enlightenment era. (4.12a) What the quote refers to is that Voltaire was a person that would defend the people’s rights at any cost especially intolerance, prejudice, superstition and freedom of speech. This explaining where he says that he doesn't agree with any word you are saying but will fight for your freedom of speech so you have the right to say whatever you want. He fought for people's civil liberties and he criticized various political institutions of the monarchy, fighting absolutism, he criticized the power of the Catholic Church, and its interference in the political system and he defended the free trade, against the control of the state in the economy. He thought that people

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