The Renaissance was a time period in European history, in which there was a change in society and European culture. The word 'Renaissance,' is French, and when translated into English, means 'rebirth'. During this time period, there was a major expansion and reform in areas such as art, philosophy, science, and literature. In the 1440's, Gutenberg invented the printing press. This enabled books to be published. These printing devices were accessible to the general public, and education started to become more available to those under the higher social classes. In this time period, education was deemed very important - especially in study areas of humanities. This now more accessible education promoted one's economic freedom because many inventions were taking place. With adequate education, people could invent and promote their products. Another important invention from the Renaissance era was the mechanical clock invented in the 1300's by Galileo. Since then, time could be tracked with ease. What would we do without clocks today?
Because education was accessible by everyone, it presented the idea that all humans are capable of doing amazing things. Many more inventions came to be in this era, and all as a result of equal opportunities and the freedom to seek education.