• French Revolution Natural Rights
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    Nick Ashmore March 1, 2005 Hist 121 Professor Pratt French Revolution A historian once wrote that all revolutions need ideas to fuel them. Can this assertion be applied to the French Revolution? Yes, new ideas are the root to any revolution because new ideas are needed to change old ways. The dictionary states that a revolution is: A sudden or momentous change in a situation. In this case the situation would be political and social reform. Some of the ideas that lead to the revolution are; a cha...
  • Government 2 People Good Rights
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    In order to have a good government, the people are the most important part. It is ultimately the people who have to live with what they choose. The government has to protect the people's natural rights and beliefs. It has to do whatever is necessary to look out for the peoples best interests. The Declaration of Independence and Robespierre's Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen both have more similarities than differences for the characteristics of a "good government." It is mans natura...
  • Thomas Hobbes John Locke And Montesquieu
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    Many men and women had significant impacts on the historical period known as the Enlightenment. Three men that had such an impact on the Enlightenment were Thomas Hobbes, John Locke, and Montesquieu. Each of these men had different theories and ideas about what type of government there should be. This resulted in many people having different opinions on how the government should rule their country. Due to this, the Enlightenment was a very chaotic and opinionated period. During the seventeenth ...
  • Reponse To Persuasive Writing Declaration Of Independence
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    Response to Persuasive Writing: Declaration of Independence The Declaration of Independence is considered one of the world s greatest persuasive documents ever written. Adopted on July 4, 1776 by the Second Continental Congress in America, the Declaration listed the tyrannical acts committed by King George III of England and proclaimed the natural rights of mankind and the sovereignty of the American states. The immediate origins of the American Revolution were in British-American disputes over ...
  • Free At Last Natural Rights
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    FREE AT LAST Through out the United States history there have been many innovators, philosophers, and trailblazers that have shaped the way America has come to be. One of the main factors in the formation of America has to be credited to the founding of the American Political thought derived from the minds of this nation s founding fathers. It was their ideas that influenced and shaped the thoughts on political matters emanated from European political philosophers. Thomas Hobbes and John Locke w...
  • John Locke And Civil Rights Movement
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    John Locke and the Civil Rights Movement Would John Locke, a liberal thinker who advocates resistance to an unjust government, support the civil rights movement of the 1960 s In his Second Treatise, the argument he presents in favor of government resistance suggests that he would support the nonviolent civil disobedience that constituted part of this movement. For, although Locke limits the cases in which resistance is possible, these limitations are not applicable to the civil rights movement. ...
  • John Locke Rights Idea People
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    The ideas that form the basis of the American governmental tradition have come from a number of different sources including Voltaire, John Locke, and Montesquieu. John Locke, was from England. He believed in the Natural Rights of Life, Liberty and Property for the people. Locke's idea's of Natural Rights was adapted into the U. S. Political Structure through the Bill of Rights (a formal list of citizens rights and freedoms). It says in the First Amendment of the Bill of Rights, " Congress shall...
  • Times Change Mankind And The Universe
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    Humanity's view of mankind and the universe around them has seldom remained constant for more than a generation or two. New technology reveals new aspects of the physical universe, and new ideas reveal the same in the human mind. One example of such is the difference between the views of humankind and the universe from the late 17 th century as compared to those of the late 19 th century. Both were great times of change in Europe, yet the ideas that came about were completely different, reflecti...
  • John Locke Inalienable Rights
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    Intrigued by the notions of inalienable rights, John Locke became known as a 17 th century English philosopher of the enlightenment. Born on August 29, 1632, Locke possessed a good deal of influence because of his connection with England and the United States. John Locke had a plethora of Philosophical theories. I will further elaborate on the idea of Locke's thoughts on inalienable rights. One might first begin with addressing the question of what are Inalienable rights? To this I answer that t...
  • John Locke Ideas Human Rights
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    John Locke John Locke was an English philosopher and political theorist during the 1600 s. He was also the founder of British empiricism. He is known for his great contribution to the Enlightenment period, in which he gave people the idea of natural rights and a government that protects those rights. John Locke also wrote a famous essay called Concerning Human Understanding and attacked the theory of divine right of kings in Two Treatises of Government. John Locke was a very important philosophe...
  • State Of Nature People Society Rights
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    1. Thomas Hobbes - State of Nature- The state of nature is war. There are no morals in the state of nature, justice is non-existent. He claims that the supreme power determines justice, in a state of nature, there is no power. - Nature of Man- People are created equal, but its just a metaphysical fact, we are all equally in secure. Man is naturally bad, we are out for ourselves at the expense of others in an anti-social way. - Natural Rights in Nature- Only one, the right to preserve ones self....
  • Influenced By Republicanism But Not A True Republican
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    Dan BlazoMC 271, Section 1 Stokes 23 March 2005 Influenced by Republicanism, but not a True Republican The philosophy of a republican form of government was certainly not a creation of James Madison and the Federalists. The idea of such a government has been around since the beginning of political philosophy. While the definition has changed over the centuries, certain constants continue to define a strictly republican regime. The goals and priorities of a republic are distinct yet dissimilar fr...
  • Common Authors Natural Rights
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    Few political documents have affected the world quite like the American Declaration of Independence or the French Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen. The repercussion of each have had a profound effect on world history up to this point. But why did these documents have such an effect? The answer lies in the common philosophical backgrounds of the two. The writings of Rousseau, Locke and Montesquieu all contained ideas that were later used by Thomas Jefferson and the National Assembly t...
  • Classical Republican Rights Individual Good
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    The Founding Fathers views on government were influenced by both the classical republican and the natural rights philosophers. The two groups of philosophers held very different views on how a government should run. The classical republicans believed that the individual should sacrifice his or her personal freedoms in order to gain the greater good. The natural rights philosophers, on the other hand, held that a persons individual freedoms out to be preserved at all costs. The two greatest examp...
  • Natural Rights Theory According To Burke And Marx
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    Thomas Hobbes, author of Leviathan, claims that peace and unity can best be achieved by setting up a society by having humans agree to a covenant (Hobbes: Ch. 18 pg. 548). A sovereign who is in charge of protecting the society or state rules Hobbess society. In his introduction, Hobbes describes this commonwealth as an "artificial person" and as a body politic that mimics the human body. Hobbes portrays the state as a gigantic human form built out of the bodies of its members, the sovereign as ...
  • Do People Have Some Rights Just By Being Human
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    Do people have some rights just by being human This question is concerned with whether or not it is possible for 'natural rights' to exist. 'Natural' rights are rights which we have 'naturally' as humans, in other words rights which we inherently have, just by being human. A large problem with answering this question is that of defining the term 'rights', a question to which the answer has been very elusive throughout the history of political analysis. The following investigation into the possib...
  • Limiting Rights Government People Natural
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    Government is justifiable in limiting the rights of the people it governs for the welfare of the group, and even themselves (the people). If people has use of their absolute rights, meaning they were allowed to do anything because they have the right to do anything they choose, rights of other people would be infringed on. Chaos would be the order without government. People gave the government the power to do this by creating a social contract, an agreement to be governed by a government which i...
  • Enlightenment Essay Natural Rights
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    During the late 17 th to 18 th century there was a period known as the Enlightenment where there were many new controversial philosophical ideas on the government and politics. Some of the ideas that have come up are standard in our government and political practice in the present. One of the great philosophers of the enlightenment period was Adam Smith and he wrote the great book of The Wealth Of Nations. Adam had ideas involving the econ mony, which was that the economy was a self-correcting m...
  • Social Contract Rights Declaration Man
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    Few political documents have affected the world quite like the American Declaration of Independence or the French Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen. The repercussions of each have had a profound effect on world history up to this point. But why did these documents have such an effect? The answer lies in the common philosophical backgrounds of the two. The writings of Rousseau, Locke and Montesquieu all contained ideas that were later used by Thomas Jefferson and the National Assembly ...
  • American Declaration Of Independence And French
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    American Declaration of Independence and the French Declaration of Rights Few political documents have affected the world quite like the American Declaration of Independence or the French Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen. The repercussions of each have had a profound effect on world history up to this point. But why did these documents have such an effect? The answer lies in the common philosophical backgrounds of the two. The writings of Rousseau, Locke and Montesquieu all contained...