how the enlightenment influenced the declaration of independence?

how the enlightenment influenced the declaration of independence?

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  1. The Enlightenment also known as the Age of Enlightenment, was a cultural movement of intellectuals in Europe in the 18th century advocating rationality, science, and criticism. This movement promoted a common morality, based on liberty, tolerance, and reason, and encouraged the pursuit of progress and reform.

    The Declaration of Independence is a statement adopted by the Second Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, which announced that the thirteen American colonies, then at war with Great Britain, regarded themselves as independent states, and no longer a part of the British Empire.
    The philosophy of the Age of Enlightenment played a significant role in influencing American colonists to declare independence from Great Britain. The colonists used the Declaration of Independence to justify their separation from Great Britain.

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