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Locke’s Ideas in the Declaration of Independence
Locke Men are equal and have certain rights that cannot be taken away
Declaration of Independence “ We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights…”
Locke The natural rights of man
Declaration of Independence “that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”
Locke the social contract theory
Declaration of Independence the secured the natural rights, “governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed…”
Locke if government breaks the contract, people can form a new government
Declaration of Independence That whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or abolish it, and to institute new government…”
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