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Enlightenment Thinkers Walkaround
Enlightenment Thinkers Walkaround
Enlightenment Thinkers Walkaround
Enlightenment Thinkers Walkaround
Enlightenment Thinkers Walkaround
Enlightenment Thinkers Walkaround
Enlightenment Thinkers Walkaround
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  • 1. Thomas Jefferson (American) Ideas: All men are created equal. You can break away from the government if you don ’ t like what it ’ s doing. Major work: The Declaration of Independence Thinkers of the Enlightenment:
  • 2. Benjamin Franklin (American) Idea : No taxation without representation. Major works: Declaration of Independence Constitution of the United States Thinkers of the Enlightenment:
  • 3. Adam Smith (Scottish) Idea : Government should not try to control the economy. Major work: The Wealth of Nations Thinkers of the Enlightenment:
  • 4. Thinkers of the Enlightenment: Denis Diderot (French) Idea : All things in the world must be studied without worrying about anyone's feelings. Major work: Encyclopaedia
  • 5. Thinkers of the Enlightenment: John Locke (British) Idea : People have natural rights to life, liberty and property. Major work: Two Treatises on Government
  • 6. Thinkers of the Enlightenment: Jean-Jacques Rousseau (French) Idea : Popular sovereignty : government must do what the people want it to do. Major work: The Social Contract
  • 7. Thinkers of the Enlightenment: Charles-Louis Montesquieu (French) Idea : A government’s power should be limited, and it should be divided among different groups of people. Major work: The Spirit of the Laws
  • 8. Thinkers of the Enlightenment: Voltaire (French) Idea : Free speech: “I may disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it. ” Major work: Candide
  • 9. Thinkers of the Enlightenment: Mary Wollstonecraft (British) Idea : Women should have the same rights and opportunities that men have Major work: Vindication of the Rights of Women

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