The deist movement became popular during the Enlightenment. Routledge, What were some results of the Enlightenment?
To these groups, slavery became "repugnant to our religion" and a "crime in the sight of God. But needless to say, it gave humanity a new perspective on the universe and it gave humanity new powers and we began to challenge all assumptions and so as we get into the late s and early s, people start trying to use these same tools, the same deductive reasoning on some of the oldest questions that humanity has ever asked itself, questions like, what rights do we have as human beings?
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Montesquieu defined three forms of government: Republicsmonarchiesand despotisms, and undoubtedly preferred republics where, according to him, the three governmental powers of legislative, executive, and judicial are to be separated.
Have courage to use your own reason! Many Enlightenment writers and thinkers had backgrounds in the sciences and associated scientific advancement with the overthrow of religion and traditional authority in favour of the development of free speech and thought.
She is best known for her work A Vindication of the Rights of Woman They gave less power to the government and more power to the people.