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Enlightenment Sci

Enlightenment Rejected traditional views on government and relied on human reason
Hobbes Wrote leviathan. The only enlightenment thinker who supported absolute monarchs
Voltaire Believed in freedom of speech and religion “I do not agree with what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it!”
John Locke Believed in a person’s natural rights. The right to life, liberty, and property
Montesquieu Gave us the notion of 3-branches of government / checks and balances
Rousseau The social contract The people give power to the government, if the government fails to protect the people, the people have the right to overthrow it and set up a new one that will.
Adam Smith Wrote the two treatises of government. In it he describes the basis for capitalism and laissez-faire economics
Natural Rights People are born with them and no one can take them away...Life Liberty, & Property
laissez-faire "Hands Off" Government should not interfere with business
Created by: dscicchitano