Elements Of The Enlightenment

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Enlightenment was introduced in the 17th and 18th century. It was an era of many locations such as France, England, and Germany. It consisted of revolutions of science, philosophy, society and politics (https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/enlightenment/). The Enlightenment was one of the most important events during this time. It helped shape ideas and laws that are created today. The Haiti Constitution 1801 and 1805, Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen, The US Constitution and Bill of Rights were a few of many documents influenced by the Enlightenment period. The document that best reflect the ideas of the Enlightenment period is the US Constitution and Bill of Rights. These documents consisted of many ideas that reflected from…show more content…
The Bill of Rights guaranteed the right to religion. The philosopher Denis Diderot believed that religion was one of the basis to life (go.view.usg.edu/d2l/le/content/1303905/viewContent/20826329/View (). Religion is an important to a lot of citizens. There were many different cultures over the population of America. They all had different religion. It wouldn’t be fair to only be able to practice one or none at all. So, the right to religion was one of the key elements in the Enlightenment period and important right that was established for the people. Thomas Hobbes believed that without government there would be chaos and turmoil among the human society (go.view.usg.edu/d2l/le/content/1303905/viewContent/20826330/View ). There would be no order. The Preamble of the Constitution explains how the constitution would keep peace within the society of humans. It says “We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.” Ensuring domestic tranquility means keeping peace within our nation. (www.reference.com/government-politics/ensuring-domestic-tranquility-c4ed605da5d6d977)The preamble is an introduction to the Constitution that states its purpose. (www.reference.com/government-politics/ensuring-domestic-tranquility-c4ed605da5d6d977) Locke suggested that the government existed to protect the people. The whole purpose of the Constitution and Bill of Rights existed protect and guarantee rights of citizens. John Locke believed that the natural laws contained the life, liberty, and property and these laws should have been guaranteed by the government. These natural laws were included in the declaration of independence which set forth
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