The Enlightenment and the American Revolution. Philosophy and the Age of Reason. The Enlightenment grew out of the Scientific Revolution of the 1500’s and 1600’s Scientific success is going to cause great confidence Scientific Method- Hypothesis, experiment, results. Main Ideas
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Salons- informal gathering where writers, artists, philosophers and others exchanged ideas
Enlightened Despots- Absolute rulers who used their power to bring about political change
-builds up a strong military even though it is the smallest nation
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Europe in the 1700’s