B. To persuade politically
A. Practical, urging social
and political reform (speeches, pamphlets, newspapers)
Ideals vs. Realities
A. Ideally—England would
have treated the colonies well and the colonies would have remained England’s
kept pressing the colonies until there was no recourse except revolution for
The Enlightenment was an intellectual philosophy during the 17th and 18th
centuries that celebrated the powers of human reason, scientific discovery,
religious toleration, and the desire to live under a government free of tyranny.
(Rose up to take the place of Puritan religion.)
Characteristics of the Enlightenment (Diest beliefs)—also views of God,
man, and nature.
that progress can’t be stopped
that reason is above all else.
that man is perfectible through the power of the mind
that God, being good, does not want man to suffer
that nature is good, provides all things