Essay assignment for students to express written understanding and fact retention skills on the Enlightenment period of European History
Write a complete essay with an introduction, three body paragraphs and a conclusion that all discuss the key components of the Enlightenment Period from 1685 to 1815. In order to earn full credit you must complete the following task within the time limit:
• Describe how the political structures of Europe’s various governments were set up and organized before the Enlightenment. Give at least two examples of countries in Europe and explain who had authority and how they maintained it.
• Identify TWO philosophers who worked during the Enlightenment and explain their ideas in EXACT DETAIL. Be sure to describe what they were trying to accomplish by introducing their ideas to the world.
• Provide supporting details and quotes that explain how the philosophies of the Enlightenment changed the governmental systems of Europe throughout the 17th and 18th centuries.