Unit 6. Enlightenment and Age of Revolutions. Admit Slip. In your opinion, what is the role of government? What should the government do for its people? Based on your answer to the previous question, do you believe the government does what it is supposed to do?
Enlightenment and Age of Revolutions
What do you think the word enlighten means?
What type of government did many of the societies that you learned about last year in Global I have?
If you lived during this time, would you want to live under this government? Why?
Many of Locke’s ideas about natural rights and the role of government influenced Thomas Jefferson’s writing of the Declaration of Independence and French Revolution!
Does this sound familiar?.... What government today uses three branches?
1.) We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”The ideas expressed in the quotation are based primarily on the writings of:
A.) Niccolo Machiavelli
B.) Charles Darwin
2.) Writers of the Enlightenment were primarily interested in
A.)changing the relationship between people and their government
B.) supporting the divine right theory
C.) debating the role of the church in society
D.) promoting increased power for European monarchs
3.) John Locke and Jean Jacques Rousseau would be most likely to support
A.) a return to feudalism in Europe
B.) a government ruled by a divine right monarchy
C.)a society ruled by the Catholic Church
D.) a society in which the people chose the ruler
- Governments should rule only with the consent of the
- Government needs to protect inalienable rights of
- If Government fails to protect these rights, the people
have the right to rebel.