Analysis on Locke’s Thoughts in Declaration of Independence
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- Declaration of Independence; Locke; separation of powers
- 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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TY - CONF AU - Fulin Yang PY - 2014/08 DA - 2014/08 TI - Analysis on Locke’s Thoughts in Declaration of Independence BT - 2014 2nd International Conference on Education Technology and Information System (ICETIS 2014) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 244 EP - 247 SN - 1951-6851 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/icetis-14.2014.88 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/icetis-14.2014.88 ID - Yang2014/08 ER -