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Declaration of Independence

How is the declaration of independence an expression of enlightened ideas?

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December 11, 2009 7:27AM

The impetus of the American Revolution placed the idea of liberty, equality, and popular sovereignty in goverment. Jean-Jaques-Rosseu was a great influence and expressed the idea that once rulers cease to protect the people, the social contract is broken and people must choose new leaders.