The Intelligence Era Dbq Essay

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Andrea Guardado Mrs. Saleh World History October 4th, 2016 The Intelligence Era The Enlightenment lasted from the 1600s to the 1700s. It was a time when being intelligent was appraised. Wise people had different thoughts during the time of knowledge. Not all of them agreed on each other’s ideas, but they all mostly had the same vision of how different people should be treated equally (Background Essay). Logicians’ main theories during the Enlightenment were...if the government goes out of control, society has permission to dethrone it; all religion should be treated equal and women should have the same rights as men. John Locke’s foremost action point was that everyone should be created equal and the laws we live by are the ones we …show more content…

At one point, Voltaire said,“...if there were two the people would cut one another’s throats, but as there are such a multitude, they all live happy and in peace” (Doc B). If there are two groups, they would be at each other’s throats and they would be arguing about everything, but if there are more than two, not all of them would argue and they could learn to reason with one another. This supports what Voltaire was trying to say because he believed that if there are too many religions, you wouldn’t want to fight all of them, you’d only want to fight one of them, but there is a thing called allies. Having more than two religions kinda balances the hate and keeps it equal and happy and in peace. Voltaire also stated, “...one religion only were allowed in England, the government would very possibly become arbitrary [unrestrained]...” (Doc B) If there were only one religion allowed, people wouldn’t always agree with their beliefs and possibly go into war and it would be “unrestricted.” This supports my claim because if there are more religions and not just one, the government will balance out and all will be considered “equal”. Mary Wollstonecraft, Voltaire and Locke all wanted equality and freedom within …show more content…

Wollstonecraft strongly believed,“...both sexes must act from the same principle…” (Doc D) Wollstonecraft strongly wanted both sexes to follow the same criteria and be given the same educational rights, so that women could be wiser and more virtuous. Wollstonecraft and Locke both believed that all should be equal and this supports that women are one of the groups besides religion that were not given as many rights as others. She also thought,“...women must be allowed to found their virtue on knowledge...to full fill their peculiar duties...to free them from all restraint…” (Doc D) All three of them thought [Wollstonecraft, Voltaire, Locke], you have to free them from restraint and set some boundaries so that everyone agrees with each other and people are

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