||Heroes of the Enlightenment: How Power Came to the People
Heroes of the Enlightenment. UNAUTHORIZED
||Embracing New Ideas (2:15) -- Sanssouci Palace (1:50) -- Enlightened Court of Frederick the Great (1:47) -- Philosopher King (1:53) -- Massive Army, Massive Casualties (1:51) -- Prussia: Soldiers With a Country (1:32) -- Frederick's Vision of Utopia (2:15) -- All Faiths Welcome in Prussia (1:28) -- Think Whatever You Like, But Obey (1:54) -- Enlightenment for Prussia--On Frederick's Terms (1:11) -- Thomas Jefferson's America (1:22) -- Glimpse into Jefferson's Mind (1:37) -- Turning Principles into Reality (1:03) -- Declaration of Independence (1:39) -- Pursuit of Happiness (0:54) -- Securing Natural Rights (2:11) -- Thomas Jefferson and Slavery (2:39) -- Emancipation (1:02) -- Educating Future Leaders (0:56) -- Versailles (1:34) -- Jefferson: Embodiment of American Virtues (1:16) -- Enlightened Mathematician (1:58) -- The French Revolution Begins (2:36) -- Freedom of Information (1:31) -- Declaration of the Rights of Man (2:42) -- Deciding the King's Fate (2:07) -- The Terror (2:04) -- Outline of the Progress of the Human Spirit (2:47) -- Preserving the Enlightenment (1:23) -- Credits: Changes in Society: Heroes of the Enlightenment (0:31)
||By the end of the 18th century, many Enlightenment ideals about society had been put into practice by three remarkable men: Nicolas de Condorcet, who advocated for civil rights, the abolishment of slavery, and gender equality; Thomas Jefferson, principal author of the Declaration of Independence; and Frederick the Great, whose "enlightened absolutism" meant religious tolerance in Prussia. This program profiles their achievements.
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|Interest grade level
||9 & up.
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|Issued in other form||Originally produced: BBC Worldwide Ltd, 2012.|
|Publisher number||52473s Films Media Group|
|Publisher number||52475 Films Media Group|