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Enlightenment vocab

TermDefinition
absolutism one ruler has all of the power
divine right the belief that God chooses the ruler
armada fleet of ships
natural rights life, liberty and property
scientific method a set of steps for gathering and testing ideas
philosophe thinkers during the Enlightenment
salon a meeting where artists, writers and thinkers discussed their ideas
separation of powers three branches of government created to balance power
enlightened absolutism rulers who practiced enlightenment ideas
Versailles the palace of King Louis the XVI
Louis XVI nicknamed the "Sun King", ruler of France
Peter the Great enlightened Russian King
Catherine the Great enlightened Russian Queen
Newton discovered the Law of Gravity
Voltaire father of enlightenment
Locke believed in the idea that everyone is born with natural rights
King Phillip II Spanish King whose armada was defeated by England
Elizabeth I Protestant Queen of England who defeated Spain
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