Age of Enlightenment Essay Topics

Light and Suger

St. -Denis is the pinnacle of Gothic architecture. In the following essay elements of St. -Denis as it applies to Gothic architecture will be explored. The main purpose of the essay however is to expound upon the use of light in the architecture, not merely physical light, but the spiritual light in which Abbot Suger… View Article

Political philosophy

John Locke was a British Philosopher born in 1632. His death was in 1704. He was a very important political figure. Modern government can be credited to his philosophy. Locke believes that religion is s key part in explaining man’s nature and driving force in life. Locke believes that we are all born a ‘blank… View Article

United States Declaration of Independence

The enlightenment era arose in the modern cultural ideology of the 18th century, as ideas among philosophers had a widespread effect among the society. The age of enlightenment, in western society, projected the rejection of traditional Christianity, western philosophy, intellectual advances, scientific, and cultural life, government legitimacy and authority. Upon the enlightenment period multiple philosophers… View Article

Democratic Origins and Revolutionary Writers, 1776-1820

James Fenimore Cooper (Photo courtesy Library of Congress) The hard-fought American Revolution against Britain (1775-1783) was the first modern war of liberation against a colonial power. The triumph of American independence seemed to many at the time a divine sign that America and her people were destined for greatness. Military victory fanned nationalistic hopes for… View Article

APUSH UNIT 1 Essay Outline

Thesis: The American Revolution was justified by the colonists based on the ideals of previous forms of government, philosophers and leaders, and traditions used previously in other forms of government. A. Introduction B. Justification of Independence 1. Heavy taxation on commodities imported into the colonies a. Stamp Act, Sugar Act, Townshend Acts, 2. Idea that… View Article