What sources influenced the framers in writing the Constitution?


The Constitution of the United States was created by the Second Continental Congress that took place in Philadelphia. Among the sources that greatly influenced the framers in writing the constitution were the works of philosopher John Locke. Locke's work from 1689, The Second Treatise of Civil Government, was one of Locke's writings that greatly influenced the founding fathers.
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Mainly the state constitutions with a long history of
The enlightenment ideas influenced the constitution a lot! John Locke's book helped the framers of the constitution realize that if they didn't protect the people's natural rights
Magna Carta. English Bill of Rights. 'Institutes of the Laws of England' - Edward Coke. 'Two Treatises of Government' - John Locke. 'Commentaries on the Laws of England' - Wiliam
Magna Carta and Parliamentary system from Europe. Seperation from church and state after the nasty Oliver Cromwell period when pilgrims came over. Check Wiki's. http://en.wikipedia.org
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