The Nature Of Man And The Purpose Of Government

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Evelyn Koutsoudis September 21, 2014 Mr. Kramer AP Government The Nature of Man and The Purpose of Government Hobbes said, “… the life of man solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short…the condition of man…is a condition of war of everyone against everyone.” In other words the nature of man is evil without any civil government. To save Britain merchants from an economic deficit, Parliament passed the Tea Act, granting a monopoly to the financially strapped East India Company to sell the tea that is imported from Britain. The company was allowed to conduct business with colonial merchants who were loyal to the crown, and thereby hurting the colonist by undercutting them, who could only sell tea imported from other nations. The purpose of this was to drive down the price of tea, so that the colonial merchants were forced to buy tea at the higher prices from another source. This made the colonist upset so when the next shipment of tea arrived in Boston Harbor, the colonist decided to throw a “Boston Tea Party”. This “Boston Tea Party” was an act of protest in which the colonist threw the British tea into the Boston Harbor. (34) This was the spark that ignited the colonists to decide to go to “war” with the English Government. As a result, the actions taken by both sides were fueled out of spite, and revenge. John Locke said, “… the people had put into their hands for quite contrary ends, and it devolves to the people, who have a right to resume their
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