The age of Enlightenment was a period where people tried to understand the world around them using reasoning and experiments. There were some people who were "Enlightened Thinkers", these people include Ben Franklin and John Locke. These enlightened men were doing everything in their power to try to comprehend their world without the use of religion to get answers. Thanks to these people, our views on science and the world have changed forever.
John Lock was a very famous philosopher that had a lot of political power in the 1700's. He helped shape our views on equality of races and sex. He was also one of the first people in America to claim that everyone in the world was equal in rights. This soon started one of the seeds of rebellion