Discussion Questions

The following discussion questions cover the Declaration of Independence and the influence of the social contract theory.

Discussion Questions:

1. What do you think of the social contract theory? Do you think it is a substantial base for a

government system?

2. The United States government, inspired by the social contract theory, is the world’ oldest form

of established government. Why do you think this form of government was and is so

successful for the United States in comparison to other nations’ governments.