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Identify: Thomas Hobbes
-arugued that people were naturally cruel, greedy, and selfish.
-believed that only a powerful government could ensure and orderly society
Identify: John Locke(4)
-people were basically reasonable and moral
-people have naural rights
-the best government had limited power and was accepted by all citizens
-people have right to overthrow government
Identify: Baron de Montesquieu(2)
-the powers of gov should be separated into executive, legislative, and judicial
-checks and balances
Identify: Voltaire(1)
-"I do not agree with a word that you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it." (freedom of speech)
Identify: Jean-Jaques Rousseau(1)
-people in their natural state were basically good, but can become corrupted by society
Identify: Mary Wollstonecraft(1)
-argued that women had been excluded from the social contract