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A political system in which the supreme power lies in a body of citizens who can elect people to represent them
A voluntary agreement among individuals to secure their rights and welfare by creating a government and abiding by its rules.
This person believed that people are born selfish and need a strong central authority.
An economic and political system in which a country's trade and industry are controlled by private owners for profit, rather than by the state.
This English philosopher who advocated the idea of a "social contract" in which government powers are derived from the consent of the governed and in which the government serves the people; also said people have natural rights to life, liberty and property.
In order to check the authority of these monarchs, ordinary people needed access to education.
English philosopher who advocated the idea of a "social contract" in which government powers are derived from the consent of the governed and in which the government serves the people; also said people have natural rights to life, liberty and property.
A political theory in which a government or set of governments could only be deemed legitimate if it's supported by the people it governs.
He established "inalienable rights".
He believed that people created government and chose to be governed, by contract, between the ruler and the ruled.
According to social contract theory, the primary role of government is to -
promote a state of harmony with nature
protect and serve the people
preserve the divine right of leaders
encourage competition among citizens
What did Jean-Jacques Rousseau believe about government?
some government control is necessary, but it should be kept to a minimum
the government should control all aspects of our lives
the government should be led by an absolute monarch
The belief that government should be divided so that no one should have complete authority is called....
separation of powers
In a social contract, people give up certain freedoms in exchange for
Wealth and Security
Education and Health
Order and Security
Jobs and Health
In the frontispiece (an illustration facing the title page of a book) of Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes, the sovereign (Monarch) is made up of the people he rules, thereby investing the sovereign with the rights of the people. What term might this image embody?
The State of Nature