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Chapter 6

Scientific Revolution and Enlightment

TermDefinition
Geocentric Theory Earth-centered view of the universe.
Scientific Revolution A new way of thinking about the natural world.
Helicopter Theory The idea that the earth and the other planets revolve around the sun.
Galileo Galilei He discovered the telescope.
Scientific Method A logical procedure for gathering information about the natural world, in which experimentation and observation are used to test hypotheses.
Isaac Newton He's a mathematician and physician.
Enlightenment European movement in which tinkers attempted to apply the principles of reason and the scientific method to all aspects of society.
Social Contract Agreement by which people created a government.
John Locke Held a different, more positive view of humans nature.
Philosophe The social critics of wanted to discuss politics and ideas.
Voltaire He combats intolerance and he accept people.
Montesquieu He separate the power, not too much power in any one place.
Rousseau He did the individual rights and he consent the government.
Mary Wollstonecraft She advocate the woman rights.
Salon Fancy homes of wealthy women.
Baroque Often thought of as a period of artistic style that used exaggerated motion and clear.
Neoclassical Relating to a simple, elegant style based on ideas and themes from ancient Greece and Rome.
Enlightenment despot Ideas to rule justly and respect the rights of subject.
Catherine the Great She reform the legal system.
Declaration of Independence Severed the political connections between the thirteen original American colonies and Great Britain.
Thomas Jefferson He was elected the second Vice President of the United States and the third President of the United States.
Check and Balance Counterbalancing influences by which an organization or system is regulated
Federal System Federal system government shares power with the states.
Bill Of Rights Protect individual freedoms, based on Enlightenment ideas and speech religion rights of criminals.
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