A careful reading of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution clearly show a tone of solemnity and telltale merging of two metaphysical concepts, that of God (The Great Spirit) and freedom and individualism, so peculiar and unique to the Iroquois and later the proponents of the Revolutionary War. The tone and philosophical underpinnings of the founders
i think it was the philosophers of the Enlightenment who influenced both the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution.
Locke. rousseau and montesquieu
The Enlightenment was the literary and philosophical movement in Europe that greatly influenced the Declaration of Independence. The idea of the consent of the governed, for example, was drawn from philosophers of the movement.
What were 2 ideas from the Enlightenment that influenced the Declaration of Independence?
The ideas in the Declaration of Independence were most influenced by the Social Contract Theory.
Declaration of IndependenceThe United States Declaration of Independence was influenced by the 1581 Dutch Republic declaration of independence, called the Oath of Abjuration. The Kingdom of Scotland's 1320 Declaration of Arbroath was undoubtedly also an influence as the first known formal declaration of independence. Jefferson is also thought to have drawn on the Virginia Declaration of Rights, which had been adopted in July 1776.
John Locke, Jean-Jacques Rosseau, and Montesquieu
King George III
the declaration of independence
The Declaration of Independence influenced the founding fathers. The Declaration outlined the rights colonists felt were most important to them.
The English philosophers John Locke, Rousseau, and Montesquieu.
Theory of Natural Rights
The Declaration of Independence.
King George III
If you are referring to the Declaration of Independence, then no. Thomas Jefferson wrote the declaration. His thinking was influenced by John Locke though, among others.
The American Declaration of Independence was heavily influenced by the ideas of the English philosopher John Locke.
the founding fathers, the colonists who fought the war
The principles of government that Thomas Jefferson included in the Declaration of Independence were most influenced by John Locke's social contract theory.
Thomas Jefferson, Ben Franklin, John Hancock, John Adams, and more wrote the Declaration of Independence.