Similarities Between John Locke And Alexis De Tocqueville

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Edmund Burke believed that the French Revolution was pointless, and that the revolutionist had risen up against a relatively liberal king and that their actions would result in other kings becoming paranoid and tyrannical. Alexis de Tocqueville saw that democracy in America seemed disorganized, but he also gained a sense that it was a stable and prosperous democracy so that he can gain an insight into how it worked. Tocqueville studies show that democratic America, mostly focuses on the structure of government and the institutions that would help maintain a free America, his focus on individuals however led him to say that individuals were affected by the democratic mentality. Tocqueville’s work finds that the main problems of a democracy are a high portion of power in the legislative…show more content…
the origin in government and its fundamental individualism Locke's theory held that human beings were free moral agents who existed prior to the establishment of government, Locke based all government on the natural rights of the individual and on the social contract and he played sovereignty in the individuals who make up the state and held that no government might intrude into their private affairs as well as that government should rest on the consent of the governed and be limited in its powers. Jean Jacques Rousseau has been hailed as the prophet of modern democracy and nationalism, Rousseau shared the Enlightment belief in progress and in the goodness of human beings and their infinite perfectibility, Rousseau refused to accept the equivalence of reason and nature. Nature was good but since reason was part of civilization, it was evil. In order to achieve truth and justice Rousseau advocated that human beings return to nature and trust their untaught

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