rules of conduct discoverable by reason
right that belongs to all humans from birth, such as life, liberty, and property
an agreement by which people gave up their freedom in order to avoid chaos
French thinker who desired reform in society during the Enlightenment
policy allowing business to operate with little or no governmental interference
absolute ruler who used his or her power to bring about political and social change
basic principal or the American system of government which asserts that the people are the source of any and all governmental power. And the government can exist only with the consent of the governed. Important part of constitution.
government in which power is divided between the national, or federal, government and the states.