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What ideas about civic life informed the founding generation?. WTP Lesson 2 Part B. Ms. Ramos. Think of a state of nature to explore ?? o f political philosophy. Are people selfish? Can people care for the good of others? What should be the purpose of govt ?

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What ideas about civic life informed the founding generation?

WTP Lesson 2 Part B

Ms. Ramos


Think of a state of nature to explore ?? of political philosophy

  • Are people selfish?

  • Can people care for the good of others?

  • What should be the purpose of govt?

  • Where should people in power get their authority to govern?

Ms. Ramos


  • How should govt be organized?

  • What kinds of govt should be respected & supported?

  • What kinds of govt should be resisted?

Ms. Ramos


What values from natural rights philosophy influenced the founding generation?

Begin note-taking here!

Ms. Ramos


Individual Rights

  • Personal, inherent, inalienable

Ms. Ramos


Popular sovereignty/ Govt by consent

  • Created & derive authority from the people

  • IF VIOLATE– right of revolution

Ms. Ramos


Limited Government

  • Purpose: serve- life, liberty, property of all

  • Pplown govt via election &other means

Ms. Ramos


Human Equality

  • All are free and equal

    • Used to attack slavery & other inequalities

Ms. Ramos


  • Review Classical Republicanism and Classical Liberalism from Lesson 2- already assigned & read !


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