Here are two readings about John Locke and Thomas Hobbes. Be sure to be able to cite differences between Locke and Hobbes.
This site does a nice job comparing Locke and Hobbes.
Here is Locke’s Second Treatise of Government. This is an important document that helped shape American 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?