John Locke:

Who: theorist from England - believed that the people gave up certain rights in order for government to protect them

Context: fear of standing army, fear of tyranny, executed or exiled Kings - people have power

Significance: influence of self-rule - rebellion in the colonies (physical intimidation, boycott English made goods, Boston Tea Party - eventual Declaration of Independence)


social contract:

Made between who? people and the government

Context: Locke's ideals of life, liberty, and property

Significance? influential ideals of self-rule