The confederacy is made up of the Mohawks, Oneidas, Onondagas, Cayugas, and Senecas and was made to unite the nations and create a peaceful way of establishing decisions. The Haudenosaunee is thought to be the oldest example of a democracy. The Haudenosaunee Confederacy established the Great Law of Peace, an oral constitution, which guaranteed certain rights, divided power between different level of government, and allowed for equal participation in government from all people (woman included). This oral constitution influenced thinkers such as Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin who later helped in writing the American Constitution. The rights outlined such as equal participation in government are a big part of liberalism in present day and was first outlined by the Haudenosaunee Confederacy.