The American Revolution And The Enlightenment Essay

962 Words Nov 1st, 2016 4 Pages
The American Revolution helped shape the desires, the expectation and demand of the American patriots that forced the creation of true representative national government by some basis that were ideological and philosophical. These creations were sought up by men who were independent, logically and intellectually sound. The American Revolution is the ideological and philosophical of what we know today. These include The Enlightenment, Common Sense, the second Continental Congress and The Declaration of Independence. The Enlightenment was the intellectual activity that started in Europe and spread into the colonies. These intellects of the idealism of the Enlightenment was to challenge religious myths and beliefs. “The Enlightenment celebrated rational inquiry, scientific research, and individual freedom. Curious people wanted to dissect the workings of nature by close observation, scientific experiments, and precise calculations” (146). This way of thinking and experiments would further their thoughts in the rational ideas and ideals and set aside religious beliefs. The laws of nature were the manifestation of the Enlightenment that was discovered by Nicolaus Copernicus and Sir Isaac Newton. Polish cleric Nicolaus Copernicus was the one that discovered the sun centered solar system. This discovery was over thrown, and a proven discovery, the Christians mythology had reinforced from the ancient view of an earth-centered universe. “His discovery that the earth orbits the sun…

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