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Popular Sovereignty and the Consent of the Governed

  • Bill of Rights
  • Declaration of Independence
  • King George III
  • direct
  • republic
  • democracy
  • English Bill of Rights
  • inalienable rights
  • Benjamin Franklin
  • popular sovereignty

Popular Sovereignty and Consent of the Governed Activity: Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, and Consent of the Governed

Have students read the excerpts from Thomas Hobbes, John Locke, and Jean-Jacques Rousseau on Handout A: Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, and Consent of the Governed. After reading, students should complete Handout B: Comparing Philosophies to compare and contrast the ideas relating to consent of the governed.



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