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The Iroquois Constitution

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Erik Long

on 4 March 2015

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Transcript of The Iroquois Constitution

The Iroquois Constitution was written to:
Protect the rights of the people
Form alliances
Maintain a fair government
Establish rules of procedure
Keep balance in ruling
John Locke
Influenced US Constitution
Theory of Natural Rights
-Life, Liberty, Property
Why Form a Governing Body?
Protect the Rights of People
U.S. Constitution
The U.S Constitution was heavily influenced by the philosophy of John Locke.

Our founding fathers agreed that humans have rights that should be protected.
Thank you!
In this Presentation
We will...
Examine the Iroquois Constitution
Examine the US Constitution (and philosophy behind it)
Discuss reasons for forming government
Draw connections
Works Cited
The Iroquois Constitution. Trans. Arthur C. Parker. The American Experience. By Kate Kinsella et al. Upper Saddle River: Prentice Hall, 2005. 24-26. Print.

Locke, John. Two Treatises of Government. N.p.: Awnsham Churchill, 1689. Print. retrieved from http://oll.libertyfund.org/titles/222

US Const. pmbl. Print.

The Iroquois Constitution
and How it Relates to Our Government Today
The goals of the founding fathers and those of the Iroquois are strikingly similar!
by Erik Long
John Adams
Benjamin Franklin
Alexander Hamilton
Thomas Jefferson
James Madison
George Washington
Build strength (There's strength in numbers)
Maintain order in a society
Avoid concentration of power
Protecting People
Distributing Power
Building Friendly
Foreign Relations
Building Strength
in Numbers
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