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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