This PowerPoint includes great information on the Enlightenment in Europe, and how those ideas spread across the pond to influence the American Revolution. This lesson explains the contributions of many of the important Enlightenment thinkers, including Locke, Hobbes, Rousseau, Voltaire, and others. It also highlights the important events of the American Revolution and it ends with the adoption of the Constitution. Perfect for the World History class that studies historical cause and effect relationships. The PowerPoint includes 25 slides of relevant text and pictures.