really did give us the frameworks of what we base our government on today and the idea this
thinker, changed the way out entier government functions.
Furthermore, when we look at the Colonial Independence movement, we should see how
these thinkers paved the way for our founding fathers. Whether it be a large influence or a small
one that developed more over time, the declaration of independence and the first articles of
confederation were written with these ideas in mind. Without philosophers like these and their
forward-thinking attitudes, there wouldn’t be such thing as revolutions, and democracy as we
know it would be completely changed. The Enlightenment heavily influenced the Colonial
Independence movement and the ideas of Rousseau, Locke, and Montesquieu is definitely the
influence behind what was written in the Declaration of independence and what fueled the
colonists to separate from Britain.