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Sci. Rev. & Enlight.

(Mooresville) Scientific Revolution and Enlightenment

Ancient astronomer who believed that the Earth was the center of the universe. Ptolemy
First astronomer to publicly claim that the Sun, not the Earth is the center of the universe, but said it was just a theory so he wouldn't get in trouble with the Catholic Church. Copernicus
Got in trouble with the Catholic Church for supporting the idea that the Sun is the center of the universe. Galileo
Time when scientists and mathematicians used reason and logic to understand the laws of nature. Scientific Revolution
Time when philosophers used reason and logic to understand the laws of society Enlightenment
Believed that because humans are naturally greedy and selfish, so they need a very strong government to regulate them Hobbes
Believed that people are born with natural rights that a government should protect and if it doesn't the citizens should get a new government Locke
Believed that people should give up some of their rights and agreed to be governed by what is best for the whole society Rousseau
Believed the powers in a government should be separated among different branches so that no one branch is too powerful. Montesquieu
Believed that the freedoms and liberties of citizens should not be limited by the government. He spoke out against slavery and supported religious toleration. Voltaire
Believed that women should have the same rights as men since they possess that same logic and reason. Wollstonecraft
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