Second Treatises Of Government By John Locke

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John Locke revolutionized political and ideological thinking in 1690, when his book The Second Treatises of Government was published. Contained within its pages were Locke’s theories of a natural state wherein common law and the law of nature are naturally present. Locke also used his book to criticize the British Monarchy, and rejected the notion of divine power and rights. As he was opposed to divine power, he believed in the liberty and equality of each individual from birth. He is credited by many for creating the foundation of modern day liberalism with his three key ideas: liberty, equality and individualism. Given all of these factors, Locke is rightfully heralded as the “Father of Classical Liberalism”. One of the reasons for Locke’s
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