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what major ideas of the enlightenment helped spark the american and french revolutions

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Answer by Marcus
It sparked the ideas that the common people should have some say in government and undermined the authority of monarchs. The Enlightenment placed the idea that monarchs should not rule by divine right in the general populace. This led to the American and French revolutions as people tried for more rights and government reforms based on ideas conceived by Enlightenment thinkers such as Thomas Paine, Voltaire, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, and David Hume.

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