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Documet: I...regard the establishment of the political body as a real contract between the

people and the chiefs chosen by them: a contract by which both parties bind themselves to observe the laws therein expressed, which form the ties of their union.

From whatever side we approach our principle [belief], we reach the same conclusion, that the social compact [contract] sets up among the citizens an equality of such a kind, that they all bind themselves to observe the same conditions and should therefore all enjoy the same rights.



1.According to this excerpt from The Social Contract, what do the people and the government agree to as a part of the contract?


2. According to Rousseau, what is one advantage of the social contract?

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As part of the contract both parties agree to observe the laws that have been passed... View the full answer

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