Similarities Between Absolutism And Enlightenment

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The time period of Absolutism and Enlightenment was one that passed through a large history. In short terms, Absolutism was a period of time where a chain of European King’s and Queen’s also known as “Monarchs” increased the power of their central government. While Enlightenment was a period of time when writers attempted to combine the ideas of Renaissance and the Scientific Revolution in order to study and improve the society through observation and experimentation. This essay is going to explain in detail about how absolutism and enlightenment became a major part of the history and how it developed through history in Wester Europe. It is also, going to explain peoples different belief’s and the major revolution of Science in the world.…show more content…
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. While Galileo was attempting to prove theories like the theory of Heliocentric, having the sun at the center and Geocentric, having the earth at the center. Issac Newton discovered the Laws of…show more content…
John Locke influenced many things and people such as The Glorious Revolution, The American Revolution, The writings of Voltaire, and The French Revolution. The people who were influenced by Locke were Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, Thomas Jefferson, and etc. Locke believed in Natural Rights for human being. He believed that all men were created qual by God, who have natural right such as; the right to Life, the right to Liberty, and the right to Property (also known as “pursuit of happiness”). He wrote Two Treatises of Government in defense of constitutionalism. Locke’s ideas were also echoed in The Declaration of
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