How Did John Locke Impact Society

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John Locke Although not American, John Locke, born in England in 1632 and studied at the Christ Church University, is one of the profound English philosophers of the time. His influences are thought to have largely influenced Europe, as especially clearly identified in the French Enlightenment, in governance ways and consequently, mostly affected the forms of governance throughout Europe. The French and the British people adopted his ideas, especially in management (Frecknall-Hughes 1). However, the larger impacts of this philosopher trickle down to America, in its history of management and liberation. In order o understand better the contributions of this philosopher to American history; it is crucial to consider his impact based on evidence, …show more content…
These concepts were drawn into the American system in the fact that it was largely based on the treatment of all people equality, given that each holds that equal attribute. Chapter IV largely identifies all humans were created and given rights, which should not be subjected to arbitrary power. This power deprives being of their freedoms and consequently negatively affects them. This concept was also the foundation of rights of the people in the American constitution and law (Griffith …show more content…
The main influences were that governing policies should include the needs of the majorities of the people and hence, governance systems supported by more people ought to prevail. The extent of prevalence and thus, the influence of this ideology are not only directed towards the majority without consideration of a framework (Frecknall-Hughes 2). Locke argued that in order for these needs to prevail, it was of core requirement that consideration of guidelines arising from morals is undertaken. The needs of the majority should thus, be tied, not through inconsideration of the minority, but towards a consensus on the needs of everyone. Arbitrary power was highly disregarded. These foundations are evident in most current world constitutions and forms of

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