Revolutions in ideas

By bnaczyk
  • Period: 400 to

    The Middle ages

    Until about CE 1600, this period is called the middle ages. peoples thought were heavily christian based, such as the sacred canopy which explained why everyone was in their social status, such as nobles or peasents. This time was full of oppression and suffering
  • Period: Feb 14, 1400 to

    The Renaissance

    In this time there were dramatic developments in cultural practices, such as art and literature. Humanism emphasised the importance of man as the centre of all existance.
  • The Enlightenment and political Phylosophies

    despite the reformation the power of the church remained strong. however more challenges remained for the church, such as the great advancements in scientific thinking enabeling man to understand people and earth better. some key figures include Galileo Galilea, Francis Bacon and Issac Newton. A famous saying from the time is cogito ergo sum- i think therefore i am. people began arguing for freedom and liberty, as well as equal rights and fair justice.
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    The Reformation

    The power of the catholic church was challenged by critics who saw corruption and condradictions in the church. these people were protestant reformists such as Martin Luthor and John calvin. As a result new christian churches were established.
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    English Revolution

    Two seperate kings were challenged by opponents who disregarded the Kings divine right. King Charles the 1st was exectued after a show trial and James the second was exiled. in between the two kings was Oliver Crommwell the head of parliment. Britan did not become a truly democratic country after though.
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    The American War of Independance

    During the American revolution, the 12 colonies of North America Rebbelled against the British Crown. After many unfair and greedy taxes on the colonists, as well as events such as the Boston massacre the colonists revolted. Ideas behind the War were Life, Liberty and the persuit of happiness. The result was the continental constitution and the United States of America.
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    The French revolution

    The French revolution began with the meeting of the estates general, where the third estate declared itself the national assembly. After many years of cruel and harsh treatment by the 1st and 2nd estates and the influences of the American revolution and the thoughts of Philosophers the people of France revolted ultimately they would storm the Bastille, create the tennis court oath and most importantly write the rights of man and citizen. The Revolution also spawned the Terror which ended in 1795