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Chap. 6 vocab

The Scientific Revoluions

Geocentric Theory Earth- centered view of the universe
Scientific Revolution refers to historical changes in thought & belief, to changes in social
Heliocentric Theory a theory that places the Sun as the center of the universe, and the planets orbiting around it
Galileo Galilei who built his own telescope
Scientific Method a method of procedure that has characterized natural science
Isaac Newton who discovered gravity and other law of physics
Enlightenment state of having knowledge or understanding to someone or something
Social Contact an unofficial agreement shared by everyone in a society in which they give up some freedom for security
John Locke held a different, more positive, view of human natures or believed that people could learn from experience and improve themselves
Philosophe French for philosophers
Voltaire freedom of thought and expression
Montesquieu separation of powers
Rousseau who held that the individual is essentially good but usually corrupted by society
Mary Wollstonecraft Women's equality
Salon ideas going viral
Baroque the style of European architecture, music, and art
Neoclassical borrowed ideas and themes from classical Greece and Rome also known as "new classical"
Enlightened Despot someone who believes that the ruler should have all the power (absolute ruler)
Catherine the Great the most admired female ruler by the philosophes
Declaration of Independence formal statement written by Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson was an American lawyer and wrote the Declaration of Independence
Checks and Balances a system that allows each branch of a government to amend
Federal System a power that is divided between a central authority and constituent political units
Bill of Rights the first ten amendments to the Constitution of the United States
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