John Locke's Two Treatise Of Government

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John Locke was an English Philosopher whose belief on government and the people challenged the long-established ways of thinking about society and government, but influenced the founding fathers especially Thomas Jefferson who to put Locke’s ideas into his own document about the foundation of the United States. The Glorious Revolution in England during the late 1600s that John Locke witnessed, compelled him to write the Two Treatise of Government, integrating his beliefs that “the state of nature has the law of nature to govern it … all men are equal” in his work of political philosophy (Locke 1). Locke suggests that humans are not inferior to each other even though Absolutism was the traditional way of ruling. He believed that the human government should not be based off of divine right, but should be based off of human nature. Locke argued that since everyone holds the executive capacity of the natural laws, all people should be respected of the rights that they have as individuals.…show more content…
In the modern world today, John Locke’s renowned work of political philosophy is seen in Thomas Jefferson’s Declaration of Independence, a document written in the late 1700s, pushing for equality that inspired the foundation of the United States. Thomas Jefferson was greatly influenced by the thoughts that were first penned by John Locke and wrote about how “all men are created equal,” corrospondingling to Locke’s work (Jefferson
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