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The Enlightenment

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Federalism a system of government in which power is divided between the national government and smaller political units, like states; a system in which the power to govern is shared between national and central "state" governments
Enlightened the state of an aged marked by science, rationality, and a new reverence for all humanity
Immanuel Kant Influential German idealist philosopher who believed that science and morality should be separate branches of knowledge; did not believe that "enlightened" should be dictating moral behavior
Jean-Jacques Rousseau French philosopher and writer; wrote The Social Contract; taught that inequality was unnatural and that the aristocracy had betrayed traditional values; the church should not be teaching children
Age of Enlightenment a cultural movement of intellectuals in the 17th and 18th centuries, which began in Europe and spread to the American colonies; purpose was to reform society using reason and advance knowledge through the scientific method
Thomas Jefferson agreed with Jean-Jacques Rousseau on his Social Contract Theory (inequality was unnatural and that the aristocracy had betrayed traditional values) expressed in the Declaration of Independence, which he wrote
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