Assignment: Democracy Name The ideas and advances of Enlightenment influenced the American and French revolutions. When people rose up the leaders began to form new, more democratic governments. They built on the ideas of people like Locke, Montesquieu, Rousseau, and Voltaire to structure new types of political systems. Explore the ideas of the Enlightenment and government. Write an essay of approximately 1 page that defines the importance of the Enlightenment in the development of Democratic systems. Be sure to include facts and examples from your research.