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The Influencing Factors On The Foundation Of Our Country In the following document I will be showing the ties between several of the most famous political philosophers as well as documents that played a large role in changing the governments of the time Ultimately it was the forethought and actions of our founding fathers in using these resources that has created what is now a prosperous country It was John Locke one of the most influential men of the 1700s who made the statement When the prince only makes use of his due prerogativeThe People shall be judge Which lead to the idea of the government needing the consent of the people through a contract Another influence was Montesquieu who provided inspiration for the system of checks and balances as well as the federalist structure that can be found in the United States Constitution Which was put into place in order to protect the covenant the people of the United States made with their government An inspiration for our agreement was the covenant at Shechem which was recorded in the Book of the Law of God After the covenant was made Joshua said to the people of Israel Thiswill be witness against us It has heard all of the words the Lord has said to us It will be witness against you if you are untrue to your god This in essence is what our constitution does Another example of a covenant that had an impact on the formation of our government was the Mayflower Compact The reason I say that impacted the formation of our government is that in the reading it states And by Virtue hereof do enact constitute and frame such just and equal laws as shall be thought most meet and convenient for the general Good of the community It was this idea of the general good that was the inspiration for our Declaration of independence Another influence for
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