How Did The Enlightenment Contribute To The French Revolution

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Question #2: In what ways did Enlightenment ideas contribute to the outbreak and course of the French Revolution? The Enlightenment was a period of rationalization and understanding, and in many ways contributed to the birth of the French Revolution. Around the time of the French Revolution the church was the dominate force in France. That being said, often times the church would offer explanations to many events as acts of God. The ideas of The Enlightenment saw the opposite. The ideas sought to find reason and physical world explanations. The Enlightenment called for equality and freedom, which was in fact the base of the French Revolution. In order to acquire both equality and freedom, that would mean a complete coup d'état of both the monarchy and aristocracy would be necessary. One of the…show more content…
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