Scientific Revolution and Enlightenment BY Alex Quach, Tyler Cote, Devin Maharaj


The Scientific Revolution brought many advances to the world. Copernicus's and Kepler's heliocentric theory was important because it changed what people thought about the Earth's place in the universe. It changed people's thinking of the universe because before their theory, people thought that the Earth was in the center of the universe. This resulted in people changing their thoughts about the Earth in the universe.


Another achievement of the Scientific Revolution is the invention of the telescope. This invention is significant because telescopes have better eyes than human beings. Telescopes help astronauts collect light that are eyes can't do. The telescope can also see the stars and planets which our normal eyes can't see.

The Enlightenment can be traced back to movements that we still talk about today. A movement that can be traced back is the Renaissance and the Reformation. One similarity is both rebelling against authority. In the Reformation, Protestants rebelled against the Catholic Church. During the Enlightenment, thinkers rejected authority and had freedom to think for themselves.

Charles-Louis Montesquieu

Enlightenment thinkers influenced democratic thought in many ways. For example, Charles-Louis Montesquieu did influence. One reason was his book, The Spirit of Laws. The book described how governments should work and be organized. He also argued how to separate power in the government. He said the best way to divide power is among three branches, Executive, Legislative, and Judicial. We now use these three branches in the United States because of Charles-Louis Montesquieu.

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