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The Enlightenment: Thomas Jefferson, Sir Isaac Newton, John Locke

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The Enlightenment was a movement of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. It was a time period where people came up with ideas of freedom. The direct meaning of the Enlightenment was to focus on equality and independence. There were in total 10 philosophers who expanded after one another. These thinkers valued reason, religious tolerance, science, and what they call “Natural Rights”. The three main thinkers I decided to choose were Thomas Jefferson, Sir Isaac Newton, and John Locke. I got to chose 3 out of the 10 thinkers who I thought were most important and the first was Thomas Jefferson. Thomas was the perfect man for the Enlightenment, he was both typically educated and trained in the humanities in addition to being very practical
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