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Enlightenment Notes
1. Write todays learning objective here:

2. Copy the vocabulary on a separate sheet of paper

3. Fill in Notes: Fill in the blanks as the presentation unfolds.

Roots of the Enlightenment

The Enlightenment grew out of the Renaissance,

Reformation, and the ___________________
Whats the same?: Like all of these other movements, much
Enlightenment thinking _________________ ____________
Whats new?: Enlightenment philosophers wanted to use the
ideas and ________________ of the Scientific Revolution for
problems in ___________________ and

The Salons

In France, thinkers called philosophes (French for

philosophers) championed the idea of reason in
Philosophers often gathered in informal meetings, called
______________. There they exchanged and
_____________ ______________ for hours.
Many salons were organized by __________________.
Gatherings like these helped to ____________ and
______________ the ideas of the Enlightenment.

Why is this important?

Many of our own ideas about government, such as the

__________________________________________and the
__________________________________________ got their
ideas directly from the Enlightenment.
In fact, many of Americas ____________ ______________
___________________ the ideas of the Enlightenment
thinkers during the American Revolution.

Enlightenment and Government

Enlightenment thinkers criticized accepted ideas about
government. Some _________________the medieval belief
in the _____________ _____________ _____ __________
[the idea that God chose a countrys king, and that the king
got his authority from God.]
Many Enlightenment thinkers stressed ____________
_________________ that governments must respect.
Enlightenment thinkers also felt that ___________________

Enlightenment and Religion

Enlightenment thinkers believed humans were capable of

discovering truth ______________
Many believed in an all powerful ___________ (or God), but
not in a specific church or holy book. Some called
themselves _______________ [Dee-ists].
Right and Wrong should be based on rational insight.

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