Two Treatises on Government
God hath certainly appointed government to restrain the partiality and violence of men.
Chapter II. Of the State of Nature
John Locke

Two Treatises on Government

In the Former the False Principles and Foundation of Sir Robert Filmer and His Followers Are Detected and Overthrown

The Latter Is an Essay Concerning the True Original Extent and End of Civil Government

John Locke

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Salus Populi Suprema Lex Esto

Contents of Book I.
I. The Introduction
II. Of Paternal and Regal Power
III. Of Adam’s Title to Sovereignty by Creation
IV. Of Adam’s Title to Sovereignty by Donation, Gen. i. 28
V. Of Adam’s Title to Sovereignty by the Subjection of Eve
VI. Of Adam’s Title to Sovereignty by Fatherhood
VII. Of Fatherhood and Property considered together as Fountains of Sovereignty
VIII. Of the Conveyance of Adam’s Sovereign Monarchical Power
IX. Of Monarchy, by Inheritance from Adam
X. Of the Heir to Adam’s Monarchical Power
XI. Who Heir?
Contents of Book II.
I. The Introduction
II. Of the State of Nature
III. Of the State of War
IV. Of Slavery
V. Of Property
VI. Of Paternal Power
VII. Of Political or Civil Society
VIII. Of the Beginning of Political Societies
IX. Of the Ends of Political Society and Government
X. Of the Forms of a Commonwealth
XI. Of the Extent of the Legislative Power
XII. Of the Legislative, Executive, and Federative Power of the Commonwealth
XIII. Of the Subordination of the Powers of the Commonwealth
XIV. Of Prerogative
XV. Of Paternal, Political, and Despotical Power, considered together
XVI. Of Conquest
XVII. Of Usurpation
XVIII. Of Tyranny
XIX. Of the Dissolution of Government