Boston Daily Editorials
During the revolution, Thomas Jefferson created the Declaration of Independence. He used the ideas he had gathered from Locke and Pain. "We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men were created equal, that they are endowed by unalienable rights", is a small amount from this article. Jefferson was very inspirational, as he led the people to independence from England. He helped America have a new government and a new life in freedom.
John Locke was a leader in the Enlightenment period. Locke created the social contract theory. It stated that if the government does not protect natural rights, you can overthrow it. His ideas were radical and they challenged centuries for many years about dictatorial rule. Later on, Jefferson used his ideas to help make the Declaration of Independence which led America to freedom.