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Enlightenment influences on american ideals - by the late eighteenth century, the enlightenment, or the age of reason as it was called had begun to rapidly spread. This concise literary history of the american enlightenment captures the varied and conflicting voices of religious and political conviction in the decades when the. American enlightenment thought although there is no consensus about the exact span of time that corresponds to the american enlightenment, it is safe to say that it. Check out exclusive enlightenment videos and features browse the latest enlightenment videos and more on historycom. Thomas jefferson (1743-1826),an american founding father, was heavily influenced by enlightenment philosophy and spent several years in france.
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Benjamin franklin and the american enlightenment dr richard beeman, dean of the college of arts and sciences, professor of american history, university of pennsylvania. Enlightenment philosophy strongly influenced jefferson’s ideas about two seemingly opposing issues: american freedom and american slavery enlightenment thinkers. The american enlightenment the enlightenment comes to america starting in 1688 the american enlightenment, which is generally dated from the glorious revolution of. Education in the age of enlightenment european and american voyages of scientific exploration regional enlightenments: american enlightenment.