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The Philosopher whose ideas were used as the basic for the declaration of independence?


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John Locke who wrote"Of civil government." He was a genius in understanding and applying the Biblical Principles of Civil Government which were the foundational philosophies that influenced the American Founding Father's in the structure, form and principles of the United States government.

Leaders and ministers in early American history typically had at least two books on their shelves, regardless of size, The Bible and Of Civil Government. The DOI and Constitution were based upon the principles from Of Civil Government.