Enlightenment & Age of Reason
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Teach Tci - History Alive
history social science content standards:
8.1 Students understand the major events preceding the founding of the nation and relate their significance to the development of American constitutional democracy.
8.1.2 Analyze the philosophy of government expressed in the Declaration of Independence, with an emphasis on government as a means of securing individual rights (e.g., key phrases such as “all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights”).
8.1.3 Analyze how the American Revolution affected other nations, especially France.
8.2 Students analyze the political principles underlying the U.S. Constitution and compare the enumerated and implied powers of the federal government. 8.2.1 Discuss the significance of the Magna Carta, the English Bill of Rights, and the Mayflower Compact.
How did the Enlightenment and Age of Reason thinkers explain the world?
How did the Enlightenment both build on and conflict with Christianity?
What were the main ideas of the Enlightenment?
How did Enlightenment ideas influence the growth of democratic governments in Europe and America?