Enlightened Monarchs and American Colonies

European Monarchies
Compare and contrast the rule of Frederick II, Catherine the Great, George III and Louis XVI. Focus on how the monarch ruled, social and economic conditions in their countries during their reigns, and how their citizens felt about them.

Enlightenment and the Colonies
Benjamin Franklin Thomas Jefferson
Views on British Government
Possible Influence

1. What role did women like Madame Geoffrin play in supporting and promoting the ideas of the Enlightenment?
2. What important rights did women like Abigail Adams, Olympe de Gouges, and Mary Wollstonecraft argue and fight for?

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