United States Constitution Essay | Philosophies of Government

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Philosophies of Government

Summary: Examines the United States Constitution and describes the influences of John Locke, Baron De Montesquieu, and Jean-Jacques Rousseau. Concludes that it was John Locke's ideas that brought forth a successful America.
Three of the most influential people to the Constitution of the United States were the philosophers John Locke, Baron De Montesquieu, and Jean-Jacques Rousseau. With their ideas concerning Natural Rights, Separation of Powers, and the Social Contract, the framers of the Constitution were able to bring forth the Constitution to what it is today. Although all three philosophers greatly contributed to the building of the Constitution, it was John Locke's ideas that brought forth a successful America.

Of these three philosophers, Locke was the first and had the most important ideas for mankind. Without Locke, Montesquieu and Rousseau would not have been able to produce logical and sound ideas that would still be successful centuries after it's establishment. The reason their arguments and theories were fruitful was because they had based their thoughts on Locke's principles. What Rousseau and Montesquieu did was merely elaborate on Locke's original...

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