John Locke

1632-1704

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Important Facts
  • ideas used by Thomas Jefferson in the Declaration of Independence
  • believed all individuals had natural rights which include "life, liberty, and property
  • state should protect individual rights
  • citizens should rebel against unjust governments
  • wrote Two Treatises of Government
  • believed in religious freedom
  • supported women's rights

John Locke
Mary Wolstonecraft
Montesquieu
Jean Jacques Rousseau
John Stuart Mill

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