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Dbq Enlightenment Research Paper

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Enlightenment was revolutionary to the ideas of the enlightenment philosophers. It changed all of the people’s lives and world. Although there are a lot of revolutionary ideas for enlightenment philosophers, the three most important is what enlightenment is, what the radical points were, and how it changed the government. What is enlightenment? Some say, “Enlightenment is man’s leaving his self-caused immaturity” (document A). Others say it’s your mind and your body reaching equality (document B). But, either way you want to think about it you have to reach enlightenment to think clearly. What were radical points? They started being radical when they started giving people their natural rights, and separating the government in three branches.

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  • Explains that enlightenment changed all of the people's lives and the world. the three most important ideas are what it is, what the radical points were, and how it changed the government.
  • Explains that enlightenment is man's leaving his self-caused immaturity, while others say it’s your mind and your body reaching equality.
  • Explains that montesquieu was radical by his thinking of people working in all three branches of government, while beccaria rebelled against executions and torturing.
  • Explains that thomas hobbes thought it should be an absolute government, but john locke thinks that people should have life, liberty, and property.
  • Explains that the enlightenment was revolutionary for philosophers. it changed how people lived their everyday life, changed the way the government, and how they should have rights.
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