Causes Of The Enlightenment

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The Enlightenment was a period during the 1600 and 1700s where authority, power, government and law was questioned by philosophers. The causes of the Enlightenment was the Thirty Years’ War, centuries of mistreatment at the hands of monarchies and the church, greater exploration of the world, and European thinkers’ interest in the world (scientific study). A large part of the Enlightenment was natural law, which was the belief that people should live their lives and organize their society on the basis of rules and precepts laid down by nature or God; the principles of the Enlightenment in the 1600s through the 1700s influenced the development of the USA by advocating religious and social freedom, freeing the people from oppression, and providing…show more content…
(Argument) When any person sells something that might benefit another, there will be competition, and the economy will benefit from it. (Document) It is human nature to challenge everything, and, as people, they will find a “need for improvement in everything” (Doc 6). (Analysis) This quote says that no item or object is produced perfectly in one person’s eyes. (Argument) If the citizens do not form a stable community, then they will not have a stable economy. (Document) Eventually, when the people join together, one will not be able to “injure the body without its members feeling it” (Doc 4). (Analysis) This quote shows that if one joins together with a community, everyone will benefit rather than trying to stand…show more content…
The ideals and values of the Enlightenment during the 1600 and 1700s laid the cornerstone on which the United States of America was built. The Enlightenment transformed America from a knowledge-limited tyranny to a flourishing democracy. I would like to request a document from a black peasant female’s point of view, as we know the people from the Enlightenment weren’t very accepting of the opinions of a non-white person; a female of all people! I believe that that document would give us valuable insight into the less-known side of the revolts, change, and reform. The document would show us what it would be like as someone who was likely not educated in the ways of the court, and may not know what was happening; maybe all she knew was that everything was changing. That is why I would like a document from a black peasant woman’s point of
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