Difference between revisions of "Social contract"

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This concept was used by the [[Founding Fathers]] of the [[United States]] to declare that the [[king]] had broken the "contract" and therefore independence was justified.
 
This concept was used by the [[Founding Fathers]] of the [[United States]] to declare that the [[king]] had broken the "contract" and therefore independence was justified.
  
==See Also==
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==See also==
 
*[[Thomas Hobbes]]
 
*[[Thomas Hobbes]]
 
*[[John Locke]]
 
*[[John Locke]]

Latest revision as of 15:08, 27 June 2016

A social contract is an implied agreement between people and their government, whereby the people give up some rights to government in exchange for protection. The concept of the social contract was proposed during the Enlightenment, and became influential in political conflicts such as the French Revolution.

This concept was used by the Founding Fathers of the United States to declare that the king had broken the "contract" and therefore independence was justified.

See also