The Declaration Of Independence: Montesquieu And Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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Jefferson Log The Declaration of Independence is the single most important document in American history. No doubt it was looked down upon by the upper echelons in England and perhaps, it was even laughed at. Nevertheless, Jefferson’s declaration transformed the colonists into one single free minded individual. Although there are many historians who would love to contradict Jefferson and several parts of the declaration, there is a strong statement of democracy, human equality, and freedom throughout the document. These ideals have inspired generation after generation, but the fundamental pillars of the Declaration of Independence can also be found in the text of two men, Montesquieu and Jean-Jacques Rousseau. In The Social Contract
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