The Enlightenment Pp

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The Enlightenment Pp

  1. 1. Research Paper and PowerPoint Presentation<br />The Enlightenment<br />
  2. 2. The Enlightenment<br />A term used to describe a time in history when reason and scientific method began to be the governing force in men’s mind<br />Starting in the 1700’s, the movement started in Europe<br />Supported by the American Revolution <br />The signers of the Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights were all Enlightenment writers and thinkers<br />A critical questioning of traditional institutions, customs, and morals<br />
  3. 3. Summary<br />the Enlightenment was a series of philosophical, scientific and otherwise intellectual developments that took place mostly in the eighteenth century – the birthplace of intellectual modernity.<br />
  4. 4. Core Ideas and Values <br />Personal Freedom<br />Democracy<br />Reason<br />Rational thinking<br />Scientific Method<br />Religious Tolerance<br />Self-government<br />Freedom to use one’s own intelligence<br />
  5. 5. Institutions <br />Academies<br />Books<br />Newspapers<br />Scientific Journals<br />Salons<br />Debate Societies<br />Freemason Lodges<br />Coffee Houses <br />
  6. 6. Assignment<br />A 3-5 page paper<br />About a significant writer from the Enlightenment Period<br />Must have 3 scholarly sources<br />Must have a Works Cited page<br />Must include at least10 citations throughout the paper<br />Typed, 11-12 point font, 1 inch margins, Calibri or TNR<br />Must include a PowerPoint Presentation to the class<br />Due on Friday, December 11, 2009 (no excuses) (none)<br />
  7. 7. Jonathon Edwards<br />
  8. 8. OlaudahEquiano<br />
  9. 9. Benjamin Franklin<br />
  10. 10. Thomas Paine<br />
  11. 11. Thomas Jefferson<br />
  12. 12. John Adams<br />
  13. 13. Abigail Adams<br />
  14. 14. Alexis de Toqueville<br />
  15. 15. James Madison<br />
  16. 16. Philip Freneau<br />

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