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By Anna and Maria

Ideas of John Lock influnced the Declaration of Independence

Political ideas of John Locke and those expressed in Common Sense helped shape the Declaration of Independence

What were some of his beliefs and how did they influence the Declaration of Independence?

He believed that the goverment's purpose was to protect the people, everyone had the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. He also believed in a system of checks and balances; both of these ideas can be found in the Declaration of Independence today.

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Life LIberty and the Pursuit of Happiness