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PS 110- Honors: American National Government, Week 1 Notes

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These notes cover week 1 of Honors: American National Government. Week 1 covered John Locke's values that inspired Thomas Jefferson when he was writing the U.S. Constitution.
Honors: American National Government
Dr. Edward M. Yager
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political science, honors, american, National, Government, week 1




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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by nikki_ziggy on Friday January 22, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to 23898 PS 110 at Western Kentucky University taught by Dr. Edward M. Yager in Winter 2016. Since its upload, it has received 52 views. For similar materials see Honors: American National Government in Political Science at Western Kentucky University.

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Date Created: 01/22/16
Antecedent to the U.S. Constitution John Locke – 2  Treatise of Civil Government ­ John Locke was one of the most influential inspirations of the Constitution. Many of his  ideologies were used in the writing of the U.S. Constitution. st nd ­ While in Holland, John Locke wrote 3 major works, including the 1  and 2  Treatise of  Civil Government. o The 1  Treatise devastated the concept of divine right.  Divine right was the belief of many rulers that they were given the right to ndrule from God. o The 2  Treatise offered an alternative to that concept.  The 2  Treatise was written in 1689.  Locke wrote about “Classical Liberal Values.”  These values include 5 important influences for the Constitution: 1. Natural rights­ life, liberty, & property a. The natural right of property is based on the premise  that the person who worked really hard to get that  property has the right to keep the fruits of his or her  labor. b. Government is created for the primary goal of  protecting these rights. 2. Popular sovereignty­ the people have ultimate control. 3. Social contract theory­ legitimacy (“consent” of the governed) 4. Limited government­ a. The government has to be responsible. 5. Moral right to revolution­ a. Locke believed that if the government steps out of its  boundaries, the governed people have a moral right to  revolt. o These concepts are NOT historically bound. They are timeless. o His most famous work was the 2  Treatise of Civil Government. ­ Locke was very religious. o His view was more of a stewardship of the government to the Creator. ­ “Lockian argument”­ the argument that people had natural rights that the government  can’t take away. ­ Locke argued  FOR  the consent of the governed. ­ Locke argued  AGAINST  divine right of the ruler. ­ Locke recognized that the people in the government are fallible human beings that have  been given a lot of power and they can end up messing up. ­ Thomas Jefferson <3 John Locke­ o He took a lot of inspiration from Locke.


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