Thursday, September 17, 2009

Jefferson and Locke

I believe that Jefferson's statement, "Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness" is like what Locke is saying but Locke has property instead of happiness. Jefferson may have wanted this statement to be a focal part of his work and so he may of put this in because it does sound better like that. Jefferson could have defiantly read Locke and it is probable that he got this idea from Locke and decided it was good enough for the Declaration of Independence.

1 comment:

  1. Intreresting idea about why Jefferson used happiness instead of property. You did not speak directly to the idea of whether Jefferson plagarized Locke. Be sure to spell check! 12/15