Let's Learn About The Enlightenment:
SS.7.CG.1.4: Analyze how Enlightenment ideas including Montesquieu’s view of separation of powers and John Locke’s theories related to natural law and how Locke’s social contract influenced the Founding.
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The Declaration of Independence and U.S. Constitution include important ideas that the writers of both documents borrowed from thinkers from the Enlightenment era.