what was john locke's contribution to the constitution?
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
He didn't help write it, if that's what you're asking.
The founding fathers took many of his ideas, such as a life and liberty and included them in the constitution.
He also said that the people have the right to revolt against the government if the government is clearly unfair and ineffective. This view ultimately justified the revolution.
- 1 decade ago
Locke had many contributions to the Declaration of Independence. Namely, the Natural Rights, the Right to Overthrow a bad Government, and a Government instituted by the people.
The Constitution, however, took mainly Montesquieu's Separation of Powers and Voltaire's Freedoms of Speech, Press, and Religion. Locke's ideas were, however, included in the election process every four years where Americans can choose to either overthrow a bad leader or stick with him/her or his/her party. And the Capitalist economy established by the Constitution allowed for Locke's Natural Right of the Pursuit of Happiness.
- hot4jwgLv 41 decade ago
John Locke said that everybody had the right to life, liberty and property which was then changed into life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness in the constitution.
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- Anonymous4 years ago
John Adams major contribution was the "Federalist Papers".In everything else, he was an irritant.