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Unit 2 - Enlightenment

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Unit 2 - Enlightenment

  1. 1. So You Say You Want a Revolution? Bronx Lab School Global History 10 Unit 2
  2. 2. Enlightenment <ul><li>The Enlightenment was a period in the 18th century (1700’s) in which philosophers, writers, and other thinkers argued that Reason should be the foundation of society </li></ul>
  3. 3. Key Ideas <ul><li>Reason </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What does it mean to be rational? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Progress </li></ul><ul><ul><li>When Reason guides society, society will progress and advance </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Social Contract </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Argument that Government exists because of a social contract that in theory is agreed to by all people </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Where are we?
  5. 5. Our Key Questions <ul><li>What is being created or investigated? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the revolution or change? </li></ul>
  6. 6. What is being created or investigated? <ul><li>Created: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Literature </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Philosophy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The first Encyclopedia </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Investigated: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Just forms of government </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How to make society progress </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. What is the revolution or change? <ul><li>Positive </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Spread of idea that government exists for the people </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enlightenment ideas inspire American, French, and Haitian Revolutions (and all later ones) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Spread of culture for Middle Class (literature, theater, music) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More freedom for women </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Negative: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>If some places are now seen as “Enlightened”, this means that other areas are seen as “Unenlightened” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Leads to an increase in racism, and paves the road for widespread Imperialism </li></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Key People <ul><li>Voltaire </li></ul><ul><li>Denis Diderot </li></ul><ul><li>Mary Wollstonecraft </li></ul><ul><li>Catherine the Great </li></ul><ul><li>John Locke </li></ul><ul><li>Jean-Jacques Rousseau </li></ul>

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    Jul. 16, 2008
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