“Social contract theory, nearly as old as philosophy itself, is the view that persons’ moral and/or political obligations are dependent upon a contract or agreement among them to form the society in which they live.” Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy
“Social Contract theory” explains how political authority can arise in a governing system. According to social contract theory, consent is the basis of our government’s control. It is because people have agreed to be ruled that governments are entitled to rule.
Based on this theory of consent, name and describe three examples of government actions from U.S. history that U.S. residents have given consent to? When describing three historical or contemporary moments please tell why and how the people have given consent. Tell who was or was not impacted by the government action taken . Explain what the government did and why it was a helpful or harmful action, or neutral? Explain why you believe that.
NOTE: These moments in history should be directly related to the U.S. government’s action or lack thereof.
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