Francis Bacon and his Influence on Thomas Jefferson. By: Jamal Davis. Why is Francis Bacon Relevant to American History?. The history behind Washington, D.C. Dan Brown - The Solomon Key Francis Bacon’s theories influenced Thomas Jefferson. Sir Francis Bacon.
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Francis Bacon and his Influence on Thomas Jefferson By: Jamal Davis
Why is Francis Bacon Relevant to American History? • The history behind Washington, D.C. • Dan Brown - The Solomon Key • Francis Bacon’s theories influenced Thomas Jefferson.
Sir Francis Bacon • Bacon grew up in a financially successful family • Mother was a “governess of Prince Edward” • Father: Seal Keeper for the Queen • He received a good education and graduated from college • Authored: Novum Organum and The New Atlantis
Thomas Jefferson • Graduated from William & Mary focusing on Philosophy • Learned about John Locke, Isaac Newton, and Francis Bacon • Joined the Flat Hat Club - A secret organization
Baconian Philosophy • “No interest in innovation and discovery…” • Bacon thought that philosophers were improperly conducting research • “Philosophy of Reconstruction” • Studying religion and science as separate entities
Religion • Protestant Revolution (1517-1648): Church was under attack for selling indulgences • Bacon was forced to re-evaluate his views of religion and how it could be a part of his philosophy
Scientific Revolution • Newton and Galileo created theories during this period • Bacon used nature as a source of knowledge.
New Atlantis • An essay written by Francis Bacon. • Utopian society
“Are Ye Christians” • Religion on the island Bensalem • Christianity and Judaism are present • Hospitable islanders
Science on Bensalem Island • Scientists in Bensalem used nature in experiments to advance society • Solomon’s House • Site of experiments and application of research to benefit society.
Royal Society • A current science institution that demonstrates Bacons philosophies. • The Royal society is the product of the invisible college.
Freemasons • Formed a secret organization containing century-old information. • Many levels of membership
Light • The New Atlantis and the Freemason organization use light in similar ways • Light is a symbol for knowledge
Thomas Jefferson • Jefferson’s library • Table of Sciences • Invented by Francis Bacon
Declaration of Independence • “all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights,” • References to nature • “Laws of Nature” and “Nature’s God”
Francis Bacon’s Influence on Thomas Jefferson • Francis Bacon made many contributionsto 16thand 17th century England, and his works to this day have contributed to society. His works reached Thomas Jefferson, Third President of the United States of America, and writer of the Declaration of Independence. • Can you find the hidden message?