Enlightenment Was The Cause Of Many Revolutions

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The Enlightenment began in Europe during the late 1600’s after the restore from the dark ages. This was a time of reason when philosophers gathered in salons to discuss ways of learning and challenging new ideas. Philosophers, like Voltaire,created the idea of freedom of speech and Baron de Montesquieu developed the idea of separation of powers in governments. It was the philosophers goals to improve to society by creating new concepts and solutions to solve problems and influence future generations. John Locke introduced the Idea of “Natural Rights”, giving everyone life. liberty, and property. John Locke’s concept of “Natural Rights” was the cause of many revolutions like the American Revolution, The french Revolution and The Haitian Revolution.

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