Jul 222011
 

Question by Alex P: How was the Declaration and the Constitution influenced by the Enlightenment ideas?
Like specific examples of it influencing the Declaration and Consititution and the enlightenment thinker that supported the idea.

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Answer by historybuff
They adopted the ideas of belief in reason; democracy (rather than tyranny); and in the liberty, equality and brotherhood of everyone.

Enlightenment thinkers supporting these ideas included the French philosophes (philosophers) Voltaire, Rousseau and Diderot.

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Sep 192010
 

Question by BAFY: How did Enlightenment thinkers, John Locke and Baron de Montesquieu influence the ideas in the US Constitution?
Many of the Constitution’s framers had studied the works of Enlightenment writers.How did Enlightenment thinkers, John Locke and Baron de Montesquieu influence the ideas in the US Constitution?

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Answer by Redskin
john locke- the idea of life, liberty, and property (changed to pursuit of happiness).

montesquieu- seperation of powers

all major points of the constitution

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