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SAT® Subject Test in World History

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Social Contract Theory

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Which of these BEST describes the Enlightenment principle of a social contract?

A

A mutually-beneficial agreement by which two political parties share power over their society’s government.

B

A political philosophy that stresses democracy as the best choice for government.

C

An agreement that a group of people have with their government to establish its powers and their rights.

D

A law enacted by a government’s legislature that details the individual rights and freedoms of that society.

E

A political philosophy that supports absolutism but not constitutionalism.