John locke

Jocelyn Martinez & Jesus Alvarado

Ideas about Government

Americans were influenced by the Enlightenment. Writers of that period had called for the use of reason and expressed a belief in human goodness.Enlightenment philosopher John Locke believed that a social contract,or agreement ,existed between political leaders and the people they side of this contract was the government's duty to protect the people' unalienable rights.The rule of law, wrote Locke,was more important than the authority of any individual.
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