Who is John Locke?. Short Biography. Born in 1632 - died in 1704 (England) Born to Puritan Parents. puritans. Short Bio Continued. Graduated from Oxford University Philosopher during Enlightenment. The Two Treatises of Government. In order to understand
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the document you must first understand…
“the divine right of kings”
Divine=Divinity = God
The Divine Right of Kings means that God choose some people to rule on earth and do his will.
Therefore, whatever the king decided was the will of God.
God chooses a king.
What the king said was the will of God.
If you criticized the king you challenged God.
1st Treatises John Locke said:
There was no legitimate government under The Divine Right as King Theory.
Divine Right Theory
2nd Treatises said:
Role of the government to protect these rights.
If government didn’t provide protection than the people had the right to overthrow the government.
His ideas from The Two Treatises of Government
were incorporated into the Declaration of Independence.