origins of American government date back into antiquity, beginning at least
as far back as Mosaic Law – the Ten Commandments – and trace their evolution
through the Greek, Roman, and Western European civilizations.
largest contribution to American Government come from that Judeo-Christian
values systems and the British system of law and politics. When Thomas Jefferson sat down and wrote
the Declaration of Independence, for example, he borrowed ideas from such
intellectual luminaries as the Greek philosopher Aristotle, British political
theorist John Locke, and the French philosopher and wine-maker Jean Rousseau.
we will begin to focus on the origins of government in the United States.