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Unformatted text preview: 06/08/10 BUSINESS AND CULTURE IN THE EARLY REPUBLIC OUTLINE 1.clasical liberalism 2. Jefferson, hamilton, and franklin. CHANGES FROM THE COLONIAL PERIOD corporate idea out john locke 18th century things change "the wealth of nations" and the declaration of independence: 1776 JOHN LOCKE AND CLASSICAL LIBERALISM BOTH WORKS ARE DERIVED FROM THE WRITINGS OF john locke johns work advocates for individual and universal rights, liberty and rationalism: natural rights. rational thought: idea that peeps are intelligent and can conclude on their own natural rights deals a blow to the corporate ideal. politically, these ideas lead thomas jefferson to write the declaration of ind. popular sovereignty....a subset of peeps believe in it the preamble: government from the consent of the governor....pretty radical for its time. the idea of certain unalienable rights, indiviuals have them. two, that governments are supposed to be holding to the people. "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness (property)" the declaration begins with a radical asertion....of the above. in the past, we heard that there would always be opposites, yet here, there is equality. the corporate body would now be in trouble cuz...men are allowed to pursue to those things, the emphasis isnt anymore on the corporate society but on the individual and natural rights. it was all influenced by the enlightenment, "power is copped up and divided" and the gov should act as a self balancing machine and these "rights" would balance all on their own....
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