The Enlightenment created many new ideas and established views of the world that had never existed before. It was a movement of intellectual thinkers in the 18th century who believed that science could explain everything in nature and society.
Conclusion. The Enlightenment had a lasting impact on the world. Enlightenment ideas have been especially influential in politics. The world’s many democracies are built on these basic Enlightenment ideas such as: individual freedom, free and fair elections, the rights of citizens, people’s right to participate in their government, and the government’s responsibility to its citizens.