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a social gathering of intellectuals and artists, like those held in the homes of wealthy women in Paris and other european cities during the enlightenment.
Relating to a grand, ornate style that characterized european painting,music,and architecture in the 1600s and early 1700s.
relating to a simple, elegant style that characterized the arts in europe during the late 1700s.
One of the 18th century european monarchs who was inspired by enlightenment ideas to rule justly and respect the rights of subjects.
Catherine the Great
ruled Russia from 1762 to 1796, added new lands to Russia, encouraged science, art, literature, supported education for women, build schools and hospitals and museums. Russia became one of Europe's most powerful nations
Declaration of Independence
This document stated that power came from the people (popular sovereignty) and listed the grievances (what we were mad about) and said that the United States was free from Great Britain
drafted the Constitution; shared Locke's ideas
Checks and Balances
Not wanting any ONE branch to get too powerful, the Founding Fathers gave each branch certain ways to limit the power of the other two.
A system of government in which power is divided between a central authority and a number of individual states.
Bill of Rights
Recognized by William and Mary which limited the powers of the monarchy, prohibited Catholics from occupying he throne and guaranteed the role of Parliament in government