SS.7.C.1.1 - The Influence of the Enlightenment
Recognize how Enlightenment ideas including Montesquieu’s view of separation of powers and John Locke’s theories related to natural law and how Locke’s social contract influenced the Founding Fathers.
Students will identify and describe the Enlightenment ideas of separation of powers, natural law, and social contract. Read more!
Students will examine how Enlightenment ideas influenced the Founders’ beliefs about individual liberties and government. Read more!
Students will evaluate the influence of Montesquieu’s and Locke’s ideas on the Founding Fathers. Read more!