Jean Jacques Rousseau
Rousseau not only impacted the Government of the country he resided in, he also impacted many governments around the world, including the United States. His most influential idea was his idea of Social contract and the ideas of individual freedoms. He believed that people should consent to be governed and that in return, the government should promise to protect the individual right of people. He most importantly in support of basic human rights, and that people are entitled to them.
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