4 what does jefferson mean by liberty in this context

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4) What does Jefferson mean by Liberty in this context? Thomas Jefferson described the term liberty in the Declaration of Independence as “unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others.¨ Liberty is the ability to do as one pleases. In modern politics, liberty is the state of being free within society from oppressive restrictions imposed by authority on one's way of life, behavior, or political views. 5) Describe one characteristic of government that Jefferson mentions. One characteristic of government that Jefferson mention was that if the government becomes destructive, it is the right of the people to abolish or alter it. 6) Explain one claim Jefferson makes about the purpose of government. Jefferson would note that the purpose of the government was to protect inalienable rights that ̈ ̈ man received by the Creator. 7) According to Jefferson, under what conditions are the people justified in throwing off a government? According to Jefferson, there must be a long train of abuses and usurpations for the people to justify throwing someone off the government. 8) What does the text on this page tell us about Jefferson’s perspective on government? Jefferson's perspective on government is that it should be fair in order to not have a tyrant and to not continue the cycle of abuse.
9) Here, Jefferson names a series of grievances or complaints against the King. How does this list relate to Jefferson’s earlier assertions about the nature and purpose of government? The list of complaints against the KIng serves as a revelation. To show how he abused his power and conflicted with the natural rights of the government. 10) How does Jefferson use these grievances as evidence to support his claim? Jefferson used these grievances as evidence to support his claim of becoming independent and not be under the British rule because they have only a cycle of tyranny and abuse. Thinking Like A Political Scientist 1) Based on the reading, describe two characteristics Jefferson applies to a government. Two characteristics Jefferson applied to a government is to be a limited government, including the natural right of law.

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