Using the sites below, answer the following questions about the
You will have to answer each question in complete sentences.
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Questions about the Enlightenment:
1. Define the Enlightenment and give another famous name it is known as.
2. When was the Enlightenment?
3. What major event, already discussed, helped inspire and form the early Enlightenment?
4. Who were the major thinkers of the Enlightenment and what did they say? Create a chart of
five individuals like one shown below telling what the major philosophers said.
Philosopher Where was he/she from? What are they most famous
5. What major events occurred as a result of the Enlightenment?
6. In the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson says King George had violated
Enlightenment philosophies. Give two examples of his argument.
7. In the Bill of Rights, James Madison said that all men were given specific, Enlightenment
style rights. Name two.