Ch 29: FTCE Social Science: The Enlightenment

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Get ready for the FTCE Social Science test by reviewing what you know about the Enlightenment. The lessons in this chapter will cover important figures of the Enlightenment, as well as the ideals and discoveries of the period.

FTCE Social Science: The Enlightenment - Chapter Summary

You can refresh your knowledge regarding the time period of the Enlightenment with these lessons and interactive quizzes. Our instructors designed these tools to help you review these subjects:

  • How and when the Enlightenment began
  • What the English Enlightenment is
  • Science and politics during the Enlightenment
  • Major thinkers and despots of the Enlightenment
  • The philosophical impact of Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Lessons help you focus on each subject, making sure your understanding of this time period is complete. The chapter exam will make sure you can put everything together in preparation for the FTCE test.

7 Lessons in Chapter 29: FTCE Social Science: The Enlightenment
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The Roots of the Enlightenment

1. The Roots of the Enlightenment

The roots of the Enlightenment laid the foundation for a highly influential intellectual movement. Learn when and how the Enlightenment began and identify the central themes associated with its formation.

What is the English Enlightenment? - Definition, Ideals & Thinkers

2. What is the English Enlightenment? - Definition, Ideals & Thinkers

The legacy of the Enlightenment is an emphasis on free and open inquiry, the toleration of difference, the importance of a secular society, and the celebration of universal human rights. Learn more about the definition of the English Enlightenment, some of its key thinkers, and its lasting influence.

Political Thinkers of the Enlightenment

3. Political Thinkers of the Enlightenment

The Enlightenment in Europe saw values of tradition being replaced by values of individualism, and gave birth to a range of new political thinkers. Learn more about the scholars and philosophers of the era, their ideologies, and their contributions to political philosophy.

Science During the Enlightenment Period: Innovations, Discoveries & Major Figures

4. Science During the Enlightenment Period: Innovations, Discoveries & Major Figures

The Enlightenment Period was an era of intellectual development that overlapped with and succeeded the Scientific Revolution. Investigate the advances in science during the Enlightenment between the late 17th and early 19th centuries, including discoveries and innovations in astronomy, physics, and other fields, and learn about the main contributors to the movement.

Enlightened Despots in Europe

5. Enlightened Despots in Europe

The enlightened despots in Europe were monarchs who held total power during the Enlightenment in the 17th and 18th centuries. Learn more about enlightened absolutism, discover details about European monarchies during the Enlightenment, and examine some of the enlightened despots.

The Enlightenment Thinkers & Their Ideas

6. The Enlightenment Thinkers & Their Ideas

Enlightenment-era thinkers helped to shape Western society and its ideals. Learn about the history of the Age of Enlightenment and explore the influence of the ideas espoused by thinkers like John Locke, Issac Newton, Denis Diderot, Jean le Rond d'Alembert, the Baron de Montesquieu, David Hume, and Voltaire.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau: Ideas, Impact & Works

7. Jean-Jacques Rousseau: Ideas, Impact & Works

As a famous philosopher of the Enlightenment period, Jean-Jacques Rousseau influenced many historic movements and public figures beyond his life span. Explore Jean-Jacques Rousseau's important works and how his ideas and ideologies impacted society.

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