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Earth-centered view of the universe from Aristotle.
When European scholars replaced old assumptions with new theories. New way of thinking about natural world
Copernicus's sun-centered theory
Italian scientist who built new theories about astronomy.
Revolution in Scientific thinking that Copernicus, Kepler, and Galileo began to eventually develop
New intellectual movement that stressed reason and thought and the power of individuals to solve problems.
Agreements which people created a gov.
Philosopher who held a different, more positive view of human nature.
Social critics of this period in France.
Published more than 70 books of political essays, philosophy, and drama.
Influential French writer who devoted himself to the study of political liberties.
3rd great philosopher who was passionately committed to individual freedom
Woman who posted persuasive essay, "A Vindication of the Rights of Woman"
Large drawing rooms where hostesses held regular social gatherings.
Style characterized by a grand, ornate design
Artistic style of late 1700s that borrowed ideas and themes from classical Greece and Rome
Reflection of enlightenment spirit.
Russian ruler most admired by philosophes.
Catherine the Great
Issued by the 2nd continental congress in July 1776
Declaration of independence
Wrote declaration of independence
Built-in system where each branch checks the actions of the other two
Checks and balances
System set up by the constitution, where power was divided between national and state gov.
First 10 amendments of constitution
Bill of Rights