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Many of the philosophers that existed during The Enlightenment influenced many countries such as the United States of America France and England in both past and present history One French philosopher in particular was Francoise Marie Arouet de Voltaire He once established the statement I do not agree with a word you say but I will defend to the death your right to say it I agree with Voltaires statement meaning that although you may not agree with someones beliefs you will tolerate them and my agreement can be exemplified in actions that occur today Looking back at the time period of which Voltaire wrote this statement it is easy to see why Voltaire and many other philosophers wrote such things France was suffering in many ways Things such as the format of parliament and philosophes a financial crisis and the assembly of the Estates-General led to the French Revolution in 1789 In Voltaires time period parliaments had much political power Many parlements protested royal initiatives which believed in threatening the rights and liberties of the people They denounced the absolute rule of the crown to impose religious orthodoxy and new taxes Encarta Encyclopedia 1999 Philosophers were very outspoken about parliaments powers They believed they had too much power and they were not protecting the natural rights of the people France at this time was broken into three estates The First Estate was made up of nobles and clergy of the Roman Catholic Church The Second was made up of the bourgeois and
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