define and explain the 17th and 18th Century Ideology known as Classical Liberalism. how and why did this ideology eventually became the bedrock of American, English, and later, European social and political life in the 18th and 19th Centuries?
Classical liberalism is a political ideology and precursor to modern libertarianism that endorse classical liberty under legislation with an articulation of economic freedom. Classical liberalism was advocated by the English philosopher john locke and encompassed by Americans such as jean Baptiste. However, people come to acknowledge that the government exists to safeguard its citizen's rights and freedoms rather than people existing to serve the nation. Nevertheless, the article of affiliation was discarded in favor of the Constitution since the idea was just good on the document but not very practical in terms of creating a unified nation. Additionally, most classical liberalism supporters did not think beyond their ideas of freedom to slaves, believed in gender hierarchy among others.