The Enlightenment

Reforms british start industrial revolution british

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Unformatted text preview: worship - women can serve as pastors, nonwhite clergymen, different races mix freely in congregations - by end of 18th century, they are leading the abolition movement shifting from spiritual, religious freedom to civil and political freedom people start questioning why you can’t have latter, when you give people former Carlos III of Spain (1759- 1788) and reform in Spain - Spanish empire was very poorly run - reform important for Spain because they are really behind in economy and stuff - begins creating factories to build luxury items, no longer have to rely on others - improve roads and bridges, facilitate transportation better transportation lowers cost of commodities update libraries - form reading groups, read and recommend how monarchy can institute reform - begin financing scientific expeditions (finally) southern coast of Africa, etc. - use money they make to improve defenses in empire expand borders, improve defense against British navy - problem is that new areas they settle is that those places don’t have good economic prospects have to push people to move out there and stuff first people to go are missionaries...
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