Untitled document - John Locke 1632-1704 John Locke was an English Philosopher in the 17th century His most important developments include that

Untitled document - John Locke 1632-1704 John Locke was an...

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John Locke 1632-1704 John Locke was an English Philosopher in the 17th century. His most important developments include that governments gain legitimacy and status from the consent of the governed, another ideal of his was that all men are born with natural rights. These rights were life, liberty, and property. All men would have the rights when not in civilization, and they must be preserved in any just society. Locke’s ideas played a large role in Enlightenment thought and principles. Locke’s ideas would later be used by the founding fathers in several grund breaking documents, including Thomas Paine’s Common Sense and Thomas Jefferson in the Declaration of Independence. Consent of the Governed 1689 An ideal popularized by John Locke, Consent of the Governed stipulated that governments were created for the people, by the people to protect their natural rights. No legitimate government could exist without the consent of its citizens.
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