Proceedings of the 2014 International Conference on Education Technology and Information System (ICETIS 2014)

Analysis on Locke’s Thoughts in Declaration of Independence

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Fulin Yang
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Fulin Yang
Available Online August 2014.
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https://doi.org/10.2991/icetis-14.2014.88How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Declaration of Independence; Locke; separation of powers
Abstract
As the basis of American Constitution of 1787, the Declaration of Independence was published on July 4, 1776. This day becomes American Independence Day (commonly known as National Day). The publishing of Declaration of Independence is the beginning that America became independent and then it was founded. However, the theoretical thoughts in Declaration of Independence are closely related to British modern liberalist Locke. The separation of powers, right theory, including right to life, right of freedom and right to seek for happiness, even origin theory of limited government, all come from Locke’s thoughts. Locke’s Two Treatises of Government can be called origin of thoughts of Declaration of Independence.
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Proceedings
2014 2nd International Conference on Education Technology and Information System (ICETIS 2014)
Part of series
Advances in Intelligent Systems Research
Publication Date
August 2014
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978-94-62520-27-1
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1951-6851
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https://doi.org/10.2991/icetis-14.2014.88How to use a DOI?
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