What major ideas from european political thinkers were adopted by the founding fathers?How do these ideas affect our concept of government


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Check the Enlightment. en.wikipedia.orgAlso check the French Revolution en.wikipedia.org (Granted the french revolution came after the American revolution but it was based on may of the same ideas)

Probably some of the most important ideas are the emphasis on reason.Also, the idea that governments are meant to serve the people (not the other way around)Many others.

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