Era 7 topic 2 Enlightenment

The Enlightenment
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The Enlightenment

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  • The Enlightenment and the scientific revolution
  • Video about the Enlightenment (Verlichting) Thinkers
  • Questions 

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  • Means 'Verlichting'
  • It is a period in time in which people started asking questions about society
  • From these ideas came the democracy that we live in!

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Before the Enlightenment
What are we looking at here?

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Who talks to God?
Why do bad things happen?
Why is the king, the king?
How do doctors make people better?
What is air and space?

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The Scientific Revolution
  • Before the enlightenment = Religion, magic, we’ve always done it like that

  • After the enlightenment = The Scientific Method

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The Enlightenment
Political Ideas
  • Why is the king the boss?
  • Why do some people have more freedom than others?
  • Do people have rights?
  • All people?

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The Enlightenment
Political Ideas
  • Philosophers and other thinkers started to ask questions 
  • Not only about the world but also about society, people and God

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What does equality mean?

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What does liberty mean? What kind of liberty?

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When was the Enlightenment period?

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When was the Enlightenment period?
16th century
17th century
18th century
19th century

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What was the Enlightenment period?

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What was the Scientific Revolution? Explain

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What were some important Enlightenment ideas? Write down at least 2

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Enlightenment Political ideas
  • Natural rights

  • Liberty

  • Equality

  • Separation of powers

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John Locke:

All people have natural rights that nobody can take away, not even a king.

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Natural rights
  • Every person has a right to live life

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  • He is famous for his theory of the Separation of Powers (Trias Politica):
  • The power of the state should never be in the hands of one person.
  • therefore power should be split up into three seperate parts, being:
  • the legislative (making laws), executive (carrying out the laws) and judicial (providing independent judgement) branch.
  • his ideas are still used in most constitutions all over the world.

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Why was there still inequality in 18th century Europe?

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