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.