General terms of Rennaisance era to present

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Winter Reading Assignment Sean Lawson

Period 5


An artistic and intellectual movement originating in Europe in the late 18th century, characterized by a heightened interest in nature, individuals _expression of emotion, and imagination.


Favoring a republic as the best form of government.


Political orientation of those who favor revolutionary change in government and society.


Favoring civil and political liberties. Government by law with the consent of the government, and protection from arbitrary authority.


A political philosophy or attitude emphasizing respect for traditional institutes, distrust of government activism, and opposition to sudden change in the established order.


Belief that nations will benefit from acting independently rather than collectively, emphasizing national rather than international goals.


Theories or systems of social organization in which the means of producing and distributing goods is owned collectively or by a centralized government that often plans and controls the economy.


Belief in the social, political, and economic equality of the sexes. (The movement organized around this belief.)


Concern for human welfare, especially as manifested through philanthropy. Belief that the only moral obligation of human kind is the improvement of human welfare.