The Impact of the Enlightenment and the Industrial Revolution on Early Feminism and Social Movements

1 pages | 260 words

The Renaissance was a time of great intellectual and social change in Europe. The Reformation movement challenged the authority of the Catholic Church, and people began to think for themselves and challenge the ideas of the past. The enlightenment thinkers were able to bring about this change by using reason and logic. They were also able to convince people that they could make their own decisions and that they did not need to rely on the authorities to tell them what to do. This led to a growing acceptance of new ideas and a decline in religious beliefs.