The Enlightenment And Women's Impact On The American Revolutions

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A lot of things happened within Unit 1, let us start with Chapter 17. Chapter 17 is all about The Age of the Enlightenment. European politics, science, philosophy, and communications were definitely reoriented during the timeline of the 18th century as part of a movement referred to by its people as the Age of Reason, or more specifically the Enlightenment. Enlightenment thinkers in France, in Britain and throughout Europe questioned the traditional authority and took in the idea that humanity could be made better and better through rational change. Women also had a really big impact on the Enlightenment. The Enlightenment created plenty of essays, books, inventions, laws, scientific discoveries, wars, and revolutions. The French and American Revolutions were impacted by Enlightenment ideals and respectively from the beginning of its descent to the top of its influences. The Enlightenment ultimately made the pathway for the 19th-century Romanticism. Women also had a big role in the enlightenment. Chapter 18 is focused on the French revolution, which was instigated by the financial crisis brought upon by participating in the Seven Years War along with the American Revolution. Events followed with the shifting of noble power, on July 14th 1789 the…show more content…
Starting with Britain leading the industrial revolution, other countries rapidly followed. Many cities were unable to handle the rapid urbanization, slums increased along with the crime rate. Industrialization transformed the family from being the chief unit of both production and consumption. Jobs for men slowly became less available but paid enough to support a family however women’s jobs were plentiful but underpaid. Child labor laws or lack thereof improved working conditions but separated them from their families. The increase of crime created the professionally paid, non political police force and created prisons based on prisons made in the united
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