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Absolute Monarch a king or queen who has unlimited power and seeks to control all aspects of society
Eddict of Nantes a 1598 declaration in which the French king Henry IV promised that Protestants could live in peace in France and could set up houses of worship in some French cities.
Divine Right the idea that monarchs are God’s representatives on earth and are therefore answerable only to God
Skepitalism a philosophy based on the idea that nothing can be known for certain
Intendent a French government official appointed by the monarch to collect taxes and administer justice
Thomas Jefferson Wrote the Declaration of Independence
Bill of Rights the first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution, which protect citizens’ basic rights and freedoms
Declaration of Independence a statement of the reasons for the American colonies’ break with Britain, approved by the Second Continental Congress in 1776
John Locke Considered human nature and the role of Government and created the political theory.
Salon a social gathering of intellectuals and artists, like those held in the homes of wealthy women in Paris and other European cities during the Enlightenment
Neoclassical relating to a simple, elegant style (based on ideas and themes from ancient Greece and Rome) that characterized the arts in Europe during the late 1700s
Fedural System a system of government in which power is divided between a central authority and a number of individual states
Checks and Balences measures designed to prevent any one branch of government from dominating the others
Enlightment an 18th-century European movement in which thinkers attempted to apply the principles of reason and the scientific method to all aspects of society
Estates one of the three social classes in France before the French Revolution—the First Estate consisting of the clergy; the Second Estate, of the nobility; and the Third Estate, of the rest of the population
Created by: Alisha B.