16th And 18th Century Dbq Essay

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During the 16th hundreds and 18th hundreds religion was huge, and was very important. However from the 16th and 18th hundreds people realised that the people should have a right for the different laws and rules that were being made. The 16th and 18th hundreds have allowed many people to realise that the government wasn’t the only people who had the rights to make up the laws. Most laws were made from Christians, which explains the laws of being a good person and doing what was told in the name of God. Religion played a major role in the development of democracy and mercantilism in the 16th to the 18th century, since it created of new nation based upon self-reliance, self-motivation, and self-government. Self-reliance was something that was learned from most of the people at the same time. People began to do trades in order to get money, or prove to the government that the people could do trades themselves. “According to the mercantilists, the chief measure of a country’s wealth was the amount of gold and silver it could amass.” (Document I) People began trading for gold and silver and made a good amount of it,…show more content…
The more people realised that they had a say in the laws and that the government wasn’t the only people who could make the laws. “where a people are gathered together the word of God requires that to maintain the peace and union of such a people there should be an orderly and decent government established according to God. . . do therefore associate . . . ourselves to be as one public state or commonwealth; and do for ourselves and our successors. . .” The statement shows that people realised that God is with people making their own laws for the public state and not only the government. The people finally realised the difference between God and the government and realised that the people had a say in whatever
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