John Locke (1690)

The Second Treatise of Civil Government

Source: Constitution Society, 1999 July 25

I. Of Political Power
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 Common-wealth.
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.