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Unformatted text preview: power should remain with the people not through a ruler. Locke knew that we were capable of working and making decisions by ourselves that we wouldnt take our rights for granted. Thomas Jefferson followed along with Locke and a lot of his beliefs were reflected from John Locke. He wrote the Declaration of Independence and exercised his thoughts into it that all people are created equal although he felt that men should be able to exercise their rights and women, children and slaves could not. Adam Smith believed in the natural law as well, he was more concerned with the economic aspect rather than the political aspect of it. He applied the natural laws to more of human labor, productivity and the exchange of goods. He more or less thought that nations wealth was based off of how strong its labor force was. They all had in common their beliefs in natural laws....
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