The Haudenosaunee were members of a confederacy of Aboriginal nations known as the Haudenosaunee Confederacy. It appears that their ways of life and system of government had a strong influence on those that wrote up the U.S Constitution. This is seen by how the U.S Constitution strongly reflects the Haudenosaunee constitution, as both constitutions stress the importance of unity and peace and providing freedom to seek out one owns success. The Haudenosaunee Confederacies, called the "Great Peace of Law", had many radical ideas and contributed greatly to classical liberalism. The key principles of the "Great Peace of Law" are division of powers among the government, equal participation; including women, rights to speak one's mind and follow their choice of religion. These all are reflected in Constitutions around the world.
The Declaration of Independence (1766) which states (“All men are created equal and endowed by the Creator certain unalienable rights, among these life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”), was an echo of John Locke’s statement “Life, Liberty, and Property.” The Declaration of Independence was created thanks to the theories and contributions of two men that wanted to see a change. A change in social construct, the political system, economics, and so much more. Those two people were John Locke and Adam Smith, and they contributed greatly to what we have come to know as Liberalism and the need of the Declaration of Independence.