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McGill University
Elementary Education
EDEE 280
Paul Zanazanian

Class 11: Enlightenment and Revolution: Revolutionary Ideas in American and France Leading to the Revolution  one key moment: the Enlightenment o all started with this o emphasis on science, nature & reason, seeking to understand the universe and to reconstruct the social order o through applying scientific method and reason, humans could discover natural laws and use them to reform society o advances in science lead to political & social changes o Enlightenment ideals started in England with John Locke but moved to France which became the head of the movement o apply laws of science to society  progress could be achieved if they could apply reasons to problems of society  two central thinkers o John Locke (1632-1704)  Two Treatises of Government (1690)  all knowledge from senses & impressions  uses logical scientific method to establish a political theory  citizens got to defend inalienable rights to life, liberty & property  introduced system of checks and balances  thought humans endowed with natural rights that were protected through the government through:  representative government  principles of election for short mandates  major/minor _____  judicial, legislative & executive branches of government o Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778)  The Social Contract (1762)  humans born innocent & corrupted by society  knowledge is good/worthy only if person using it is well intentioned  best way to restrict this is the General Will (everyone in society gets together and says what is best/good for them as a society The American Revolution (1773/75-1783)  causes o Americans conscious of political rights o questioned British government  wanted to move West o British search for new revenues created taxes for Americans  large debt from 7 years war  impact o first state of the Enlightenment o offered blueprint for new system of government emphasizing rights of individuals o limited constitutional government, popular sovereignty or democracy  key features o no taxation without representation o the Boston Tea Party (December 16 , 1773) th o The Declaration of Inde
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