John Locke

America in 1815: The Jeffersonian Republicans

The Republican ideology, created and led by Jefferson, manifested itself in the generation after the Founding Fathers.

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Infancy, Manhood, and Decline

The political spirit of the colonies in the 1700s, while unfamiliar in many respects, has parallels to the modern political landscape in America. The colonies political thought was closer to Niccolo Machiavelli and Montesquieu, rather than John Locke. The colonists generally “did not conceive of society in rational, mechanistic terms; rather society was organic and […]

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