Group frq. Question #1: Discuss the origins and evolution of European Liberalism as a political movement during the 19 th century. . By: Cailin Considine, Derrick Dudley, and Bryan Aranda.
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Question #1: Discuss the origins and evolution of European Liberalism as a political movement during the 19th century.
By: Cailin Considine, Derrick Dudley, and Bryan Aranda
1700 January: The Industrial Revolution
Major changes in agriculture, manufacturing, technology and transportation.
Almost every of aspect of life was affected. This slowly lead into the Enlightenment.
1750 January: The Enlightenment
Age of Reason-Movement of thought
19th century liberals derived their political ideas from the writers of the Enlightenment
1789 May:The French Revolution
Began with the convocation of the Estates General
August:Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen
19th century liberals also derived their political ideas from the “principles of 1789” embodied in the Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen.
1804: Napoleonic Code
Gave France a modern legal system that liberals favored.
The origins of European liberalism derived from the Enlightenment’s thinkers and writers who favored a government that had limited power against the people and citizens who called this classical liberalism. Classical Liberalism eventually evolved into the 19th century Liberalism that changed aristocratic authority, a fair economic structure open to anyone who possesses talent, and to change (along with limiting) the government’s power.