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The Enlightenment was the use of reason guiding people's...
thoughts in philosophy, society, and politics.
thoughts in religion, spirituality, and Christianity.
Around what time period did the Enlightenment occur?
What does the word "Enlightenment" mean?
"Into the light"
"Into the Wild"
"To make lighter"
What does the word secular mean?
The Enlightenment thinkers believed that there could be progress in society. It was thought that humans were capable of improving the world.
What was a way Enlightenment thinkers, especially philosophes, shared their ideas?
"Philosophes" is French for...
It was rare for Enlightenment thinkers to share their ideas. They never sent letters to other philosophers, and hid their ideas from society.
Letters from outside their kingdoms.
Women in salons.
During the Enlightenment, most Kings and Queens believed God gave them their right to rule.
Which person was not a philosopher during the Enlightenment?
Women were able to influence the Enlightenment through salons and writing.
The Enlightenment inspired revolutions to occur in the American Colonies and France.
Which NOT American Colonists were influenced by the Enlightenment?