Rationalism Quiz

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When America revolted against Great Britain in 1776, the Colonists' actions were fueled by

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When America revolted against Great Britain in 1776, the Colonists' actions were fueled by

influential political writings in favor of independence.

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Rationalism roughly occurs from

1650-1750

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Rationalism can be defined as

a movement based on the belief that human beings can discover truth by using reason rather than by relying solely on religious faith or intuition.

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Rationalists, like Puritans,

believed that God created the natural world and its laws.

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However, unlike Puritans, rationalists thought

that the universe operated without divine intervention.

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Deism is the belief that

a God may have created the universe but no longer interferes in it.

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What two important political documents in American history and literature were impacted by Rationalist thought?

the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution.

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What was the name of the forty-seven-page pamphlet published by Thomas Paine in January 1776?

Common Sense

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Patrick Henry's famous "Give me liberty, or give me death!" speech successfully persuaded

the U.S. to arm the Colonies against Britain.

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What important document did Thomas Jefferson help write?

The Declaration of Independence

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The Declaration of Independence was the first American document to describe

the ideal relationship between a government and its people

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What was Benjamin Banneker's purpose for sending the letter to Thomas Jefferson?

To challenge Jefferson’s thinking about race and end slavery.

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Why was Banneker's letter an act of courage?

He was the first person to take on those who had all the power and challenge their rationale.

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Banneker is particularly noted for being the first person to

observe the 17-year birth cycle of cidadas

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