This can be seen through the gradual engagement between Great Britain and America. For example, in Britain a consumer revolution happened. America was able to bask in the glory and financial successes of the motherland and become a more intricate part of Britain’s economy. This increased the mainland colonies as well with their production of agricultural goods. Another reason why Great Britain established colonies in America was to create a safe haven for financial resources.
Even though they reigned over different countries, they all strengthened their armies, raised taxes, and unified religion. One thing that all absolute rulers did was increase the strength of their army. King Louis XIV had a goal to expand France’s borders, and he did that with a powerful army. He standardized the uniforms, weapons, and training. This was the peak of Louis XIV’s success in reforming the government.
The Enlightenment changed the way people looked at the world. They started to believe that all men were free people which lead to The Declaration of the Rights of Man, “Men are born and remain free and equal in rights.” This allowed people to create and invent new ideas, they believed that they can explore the world as long as their country was not getting harmed. The Age of Enlightenment was also, a period of time where many of today’s world science ideas were born. This period of time was also known as the Scientific Revolution. During the Scientific Revolution many inventions were discovered the four key inventions of the revolution were Microscope, Barometer, Thermometer, and Telescope.
In the 1500’s the most powerful institution on the west was the Catholic Church. The church was involved in every aspect of peoples’ lives throughout Rome, from birth to death.The church was powerful because the people believed it was the key to salvation. In order to go to heaven you have to obey the commandments and follow the sacraments. Sacraments were the rights that brought people closer to God. Martin Luther had been involved in these religions.
The Magna Carta is still one of the most important documents today because of the influential impact on valuable documents such as the United States Declaration of Independence, the United States Bill of Rights, and the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights. In order for the United States to gain its independence from England, Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence in 1776. Similar to the people in
Throughout time enlightenment has influenced a lot of important events in history. Enlightenment had a big influence on America. The American Enlightenment started in the eighteenth century. It influenced the ideas that have shaped the Constitution of the United States (Dixon 257). The idea of liberty caused the Americans to rebel against the British.
These aspects were important, however, they weren’t the only things needed to colonize the American Society. At the time the nation was in need of political, economical, and social change. Many of the advancements made within the century helped create a society the people thrived for. The political and economic changes introduced not only reshaped the society, but also provided the country with a platform for further improvements. During this period of time, the country faced many complications involving the Houses of Congress attempting to intrude the president’s power and authorities.
The author impacted readers in a motivational way, which assisted in making America a more prosperous territory. Through his allusions to popular, historical figures and religious referral, Huey P. Long establishes that The United States Of America should share their wealth among the people in his speech. To start, Huey P. Long inculcates his logos in
The American Enlightenment brought much impact on colonial society in America on political ideas of colonists to receive independence from Great Britain. John Locke and Jean-Jacques Rousseau had beliefs that individuals deserve freedom and human rights to life, liberty, and property. People deserve to have their own opinion, natural rights, and decisions. “The Enlightenment was a progress with the people in the Western world thought about themselves and the societies in which they lived.” (Schultz, p. 69, 2009) The Enlightenment brought support within religions and education. Ministers from New England established an educational system and Enlightenment goals in human logic.
Virtues of a Perfectionist One of the most influential individuals in American history was Benjamin Franklin. Franklin a renowned author, printer, politician and U.S. Founding Father, made numerous contributions towards the development and writing of the Constitution of the United States as well as the Declaration of Independence. Benjamin Franklin strived to improve himself over the course of his life due to the fact, that “Franklin was a conscious and a conscientious perfectionist”(Arriving at Perfection) that desired to embark on the journey to moral perfection and self improvement through a variety of different avenues. Franklin believed that if he applied the guidance of the thirteen virtues he could achieve moral perfection and improve