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Locke's views on government influenced some of the ideas in the U.S. Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution. What ideas in the excerpt from Two Treatises can you find in the Declaration of independence to support this statement?

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The correlation of excerpts of Locke's Two Treatises and the US Declaration of independence are as follows: Society or people have the only right to choose and form governments, which draw their power from the authority invested in them by society, in order to use it to fulfill the needs and rights of the people and act in public best interest, and if they fail to do so, people can by they own will dissolve such government.

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