John Locke's Justification Of The Declaration Of Independence

analytical Essay
361 words
361 words

The Declaration of Independence comes very close to John Locke’s views on the government, laws, and people. As seen in the document, Thomas Jefferson focuses a lot on the freedoms and rights of the people. In the first line of the second paragraph of this document it is seen that the “rights” of all humans are stated as being; life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Like Jefferson, Locke believed in those rights as well and that is why he was a big influence when writing the Declaration of Independence. His idea used in justification of the Glorious Revolution of 1688 that if the people feel as if the government is no longer protecting their natural rights then they have the right to change it is incorporated in this declaration. The

In this essay, the author

  • Compares the declaration of independence to john locke's views on government, laws, and people.
  • Analyzes how the declaration of independence and the social contract theory are applied to american citizens.
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