The Impact Of Enlightenment Period On The Future Of Latin America

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ecutive power in Mexico as well as a Constitution.9 The task took a year, and after that Mexico enjoyed many liberal presidents. Liberalist ideas were implemented again in the Constitution of
1857 and the Laws of the Reform. With Benito Juarez’s victory over Emperor Maximiliano and his Conservative party in 1867, liberalism in Mexico proved to be the victor. However, presidents started to stray from classic liberal ideas, and this can be traced to Lucas Alaman, who, by
1830, had become a conservative. 10 Unfortunately, the Enlightenment period did not only create ideas about freedom and equality. Auguste Comte, a French philosopher, came up with a political philosophy called Positivism, which promoted order and progress. This came at the cost of the need to subordinate the individual to society and advocated very gradual social change. In the end, he wanted to create a technique elite of political experts, who were above politics and above

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