Also known as the age of reason, the Enlightenment period helped promote classical liberalism and its beliefs turned into liberal ideologies that are now seen in the 19th century. This age was promoted by the ideas of the Renaissance and Reformation, but it had newer and more improved ideas. The Enlightenment promoted ideas such as rights, the power of human reason, democratic values, economic freedom and the worth of individuals. This time period demonstrated multiple of the principles of individualism such as rights and freedoms, economic freedom and self interest. This period put together many of the ideas that had been brought forth in previous events.