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Chapter 6 terms&Name

Terms&NamesDefinition
Geocentric Theory Earth is the center of the universe.
Scientific Revolution New way of thinking about the natural world based on observation and question.
Heliocentric Theory Theory that the sun was the center of the universe.
Galileo Galilei Supported the theory of Copernicus.
Scientific method A logical procedure. 1) problem or observation 2) hypothesis 3) experiment 4) conclusion
Isaac Newton Developed the laws of universal gravitation
Enlightenment A new intellectual movement that stressed reason, thought and the power of individuals to solve problems
Social contract way of solving problems of commercial society
John Locke All people are born free and equal with the right to life, liberty and property
Philosophe social critics who applied reason to all aspects of life
Voltaire philosophe who believed in religious freedom
Montesquieu credited with the separation of powers,
Rousseau free individuals,people born with free and equal
Mary wollstonecraft disagree about women education. says women need it like mens do
Salon writers, artists, and scientists met and discussed ideas
Baroque artistic of the 1600s and early 1700s
Neoclassical artistic style of the late 1700s that was characterized by simplicity and elegance
Elightened despot new ideas and attempted to make reforms that reflected the Enlightenment
Catherine the great Exchanged many letters with voltaire, ruled russian from 1762-1796
Declaration of Independence lists the natural rights of men, the British wrongs, and declares the colonies the independent United States of America
Thomas jefferson write the declaration of independence, base on the idea of john locke and enlightenment.
checks and balances established three seperate branches of government--legislative, executive and judicial
federal system form of government in which power is divided between the national and state governments
Bill of Rights Part of constitution, protect our individual rights.
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