How Did Revolutions Influence The Enlightenment?

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Philosophers from the earliest as of Ancient Greece to modern day time have been influencing and impacting society. These ideals have been influencing countries all over the world with the way they run society. But, these ideals have influenced the enlightenment period the most during (1650-1800s). Countries during that time, especially in France, fought over natural rights. The main ideal that influenced revolutions and government change throughout the enlightenment is natural rights. Natural rights changed the way people thought of the time and led to revolutions and new types of government. This government and society ideal have been used in many famous articles such as the Declaration of Independence, Bill of Rights, and the Magna Carta …show more content…
This document was created to give the people certain rights that were going to be given to them if signed by king John. Before this document was needed to be signed, the king ruling before him , Henry I, promised the country that he will limit taxation along with abuse of power. After his passing, King John asserting his power ignored all promises that were made creating a large predicament for himself. Angered citizens threatened with revolt if he will not change the power abuse that he has been using against his country. Trying to receive consolidation of his coffers he forced a scutage which just angered the citizens even more. Thus forcing him to sign the Magna Carta in 1215 to save his life. This document was created to stop absolute power over their country. In the article it states “no free man shall be…imprisoned or disseised [dispossessed]… except by the lawful judgment of his peers or by the law of the land” meaning citizens have the right to own land. This ideal has started off in this article being one of the most famous articles ever signed or …show more content…
This was written in 1776 on July 4th stating all of the laws and rights for citizens living in the 13 colonies. During the time of this document, the colonies were facing a monarchy from King Charles II. Being pushed around, these colonists thought of ways to get there country back they way they had it. Britain was forcing taxation on almost everything including the most important Sugar Act. The rights the citizens received were unhumanitarian. Britain was in full control giving the colonies no warning on their take over, only allowing trade that they wanted to receive. They needed a way out of this nightmare that they have opposed on them. So, they revolted creating one of the most important battles of history. After winning against Britain, the U.S. quickly created a document called the Declaration of Independence especially stating “ all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness” this is just an example of why John Locke’s ideal is such an important role in history. Without John Locke’s idea of human equality there would be monarchs and even dictators all around the

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