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Ch 17 - The Enlightenment and the American Revolution (1700-1800)

Teacher: MRB
Virginia planter and soldier who became the head of the Continental Army
king of Prussia from 1740 to 1786, an enlightened despot
philosophe who edited and published the Encyclopedia
John Locke’s idea that all government power comes from the people
philosopher, scientist, publisher, legislator, diplomat, and a framer of the Constitution
informal social gatherings at which writers, artists, philosophes, and others exchanged ideas
the most radical of the enlightened despots; ruled Austria and worked for religious equality and an end to censorship
restrictions on access to ideas or information
philosophe who believed in protecting liberty by dividing the various functions and powers of government among three branches; proposed a system of checks and balances
an absolute ruler who uses power to bring about political and social change
ornate style of art and architecture popular in the 1600s and 1700s
king of England during the American Revolution
an economic system allowing business to operate with little or no government interference
Hobbes’ proposal for an organized society in which people enter into an agreement accepting a powerful government in exchange for their freedom
personal, elegant style of art and architecture made popular during the mid-1700s
principal author of the Declaration of Independence
French thinkers who believed that the use of reason could lead to reforms of government, law, and society
site where George Washington forced the surrender of the British army in 1781, after which the British war effort crumbled
became empress of Russia in 1762; believed in the Enlightenment ideas of equality and liberty
seventeenth-century thinker who wrote Leviathan
philosophe who used his writings to fight ignorance, superstition, and intolerance
rules discoverable by reason
seventeenth-century thinker who wrote Two Treatises of Government