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John Locke

argued that liberty and property also needed to be respected natural rights
duty of government to protect these rights and if the government did not, the citizens have the right to revolution


Charles de Montesquieu

Separation of power into three branches of government


Jean Jacques Rousseau

Only good government was one that was really formed with consent of the people
social contract theory


Thomas Hobbes

Wrote Leviathan in 1660 and argue that if humans were left to their own devices chaos and violence would ensue

best way to protect life is to give total power to an absolute monarch