How Did John Locke Make The Enlightenment Dbq

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“The most perfect education, in my opinion,is…to enable the individual to attain such habits of virtue as well render [her] independent” (Doc D). The Enlightenment was a time period from the early 17th century to the late 18th century. There were many philosophers who contributed to making The Enlightenment. John Locke was a man who wanted freedom of government during 1690 (17th century) in England. He wanted this because he believed everyone was born with natural rights and the government should respect them and whoever didn’t, the people would have the right to impeach them. Voltaire was a man who wanted freedom of religion during 1726 (18th century) in Paris, France. He wanted this because he believed that freedom of religion would bring the world peace. Adam Smith was another man who believed of freedom, but he mostly believed in the freedom of economy.He did this during 1776 (18th century) in Europe.He thought this because he believed everyone should have the right to do what they want with their earnings that they made. Mary Wollstonecraft was a women who believed in…show more content…
For example John Locke states “that creatures of the same species and rank...should also be equal one amongst without subordination or subjection” (Doc A). This proves The Enlightenment expanded our freedoms because it made all people no matter race or gender equal including the governments, which means the president has to follow the same rules as his or her people. For instance Locke states “they have not only a right to get out of [a failed government], but to prevent it” (Doc A). This shows how The Enlightenment gave the people the right (freedom) to impeach whoever (in the government) violates their natural rights and are failing as a government. Therefore, the Enlightenment increased our freedoms through equality and the ability to impeach if our rights are not
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