AGE OF ENLIGHTENMENT (1600-1800) AND AGE OF REVOLUTIONS (1750-1914)
What You Need to Know
The Scientific Revolution impacted religious, political and cultural institutions by challenging how people viewed the world. (Test items on the Scientific Revolution may appear on the OGT beginning with the Spring 2015 administration.)
Enlightenment thinkers applied reason to discover natural laws guiding human nature in social, political and economic systems and institutions.
Enlightenment ideas challenged practices related to religious authority, absolute rule and mercantilism.
Enlightenment ideas on the relationship of the individual and the government influenced the American Revolution, French Revolution and Latin American wars for independence
Industrialization had social, political and economic effects on Western Europe and the world.