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How did John Locke influence American government?
Influence of John Locke The delegates attending the Continental Congress based their defense of liberty as a natural right granted to all men on the ideas of John Locke. Lo…cke believed that such rights were natural, reasonable rights. In a "state of nature," all men seek to protect their life, liberty, and property. But as the strong can use their power to deprive the weak of liberty, governments are instituted to protect the rights of all. But, if the government becomes too powerful and does not protect these rights, then the people have the obligation to remove that government (revolt) and replace it with a government that does respect and protect the rights of all. MrV American Revolution
John Locke wrote about natural rights and stated how everyone should have the rights of liberty, property, and life. He also wrote about how people are born with these nat…ural rights which cannot be taken away. Locke is also known for the theory of the social contract which states: If the government isn't doing what they should they have to be abolished. That all the power comes from the people. And that the one job of the government is to protect people's rights
John Locke's ideas of people having natural rights shaped the ideas of the contitutuion.
Answer Locke believed that people had natural rights of life liberty and property, and if these rights were violated, it gave the people a right to rebel against the go…vernment. The people of the Revolution utilized his ideas to explain the reason for rebelling.
Answer Locke tried to determine what the limits of human understanding are. He believed that we can know that God exists and we are the creators of moral and poli…tical ideas.
John Locke's ideas for government was that everyone had natural rights and questioned if the king was really appointed king by God.
Through his friend Richard Lower, whom he knew from the Westminster School, Locke was introduced to medicine and the experimental philosophy. * Sydenham had a major impact o…n Locke's natural philosophical thinking. * Locke became acquainted with many men who had a profound influence on his life and philosophies, especially Robert Boyle.
the constitution and declaration of independence
John Locke influenced the American colonists with his ideas about government power and individual rights. For example, he believed in the right to private ownership of pro…perty. Many of his ideas were included in the US Constitution.
John Locke encouraged people to think for themselves, and to question their leaders. Taking part in their government rather than accepting what has been in place for hundr…eds of years. His theories were imbedded in the train of thought that became the American Declaration of Independence and later influenced the Constitution. Locke was of the school of thought that favored limits on the power of a government.
LLP!!! LIFE LIBERTY AND PROPERTY!!! He pretty much thought that every one in the country should be the same and born equal I guess!!
John Locke influenced the declaration of independence and the constitution with his idea of "life, liberty and property", also he influenced the enlightenment
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he went against the stamp act in 1765 and he funded the sons of liberty. and in 1774 he was the first president of the second continetal congress which led to the decleration …of continental in which he was the first signer of it so the decleration was a document that set made america what it is today so without him he would not not have been the first signer of the declaration of Independence
By proposing the idea of natural rights. These natural rights include the rights to life, liberty, and property.
The Declaration of Independence
in the declaration Tomas Jefferson said "We hold these truths to be self evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienab…le rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness" that was an idea of John Locke an that was just a little piece of the declaration, pretty much 1/3 of its his ideas.
John Locke didn't directly influence Latin America, but his powerful ideas did indeed eventually permeate. His thoughts on life, liberty, and property influenced the revolutio…naries in Latin America (Bolivar etc.) to revolt against Spain and Portugal