Pursuit of Happiness

The Whig Political Theory

The English Whigs were an influential, even revered, group for many of the colonists in America. Their beliefs resonated with ordinary, common people. The Whigs believed that “the promotion of the people’s happiness was the sole purpose of government.” Gordon Wood,┬áThe Creation of the American Republic: 1776-1787, 20. Further, government was “a wise, a necessary, […]