Locke and Hobbes

Here are two readings about John Locke and Thomas Hobbes.  Be sure to be able to cite differences between Locke and Hobbes.

John Locke

Thomas Hobbes

This site does a nice job comparing Locke and Hobbes.

Locke vs Hobbes

Here is Locke’s Second Treatise of Government.  This is an important document that helped shape American government.

Second Treatise of Government

When you have completed reading the Second Treatise, answer the following questions:
1. How does John Locke describe the state of nature?
2. Why do people leave the state of nature and join a political society by establishing a government?
3. Under what conditions can government be dissolved?

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