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Enlightenment Age of reason; applied scientific revolution to every aspect of life
Social Contract People create government to keep themselves under control
John Locke Believed all people are born free and equal; believed that self government was best, not absolute monarchy
Natural Rights life, liberty and property
Philosophe Philosophers; believed reason could be applied to every part of human life
Voltaire Famous for using satire to make fun of government and church; freedom of speech and religion
Montesquieu Philosopher who proposed separation of powers; each branch of government has a certain job to do
Separation of Powers Division of power among several parts of government
Jean Jacques Rousseau Believed in personal freedom;Good government formed by and for the people
Mary Wollstonecraft Argued for woman's equality to men
Catherine the Great Russian enlightenment despot; took steps to modernize and expand Russia
Checks and Balances Prevents one branch of government from having too much power
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