The first inclusive and participatory democracies of the world, 6 first nation tribes came together to make the Great Law of Peace. Each tribe had a role to play in the democratic order and leaders were elected on their merits. The tribes were the Mohawk, Onondaga, Cayuga, Tuscarora, Oneida, and the Seneca. The revolutionary principles of the Great Law of Peace were the inclusion of women in the democratic order, equal participation, freedom of speech and thought, and rights. It is recognized for influencing some of the great thinkers in the following years such as Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson whom helped establish the American Constitution.