Which idea by John Locke and Jean-Jacques Rousseau influenced the founding of American democracy?
the social contract
the education of children
the separation of powers
the separation of church and state
The idea by John Locke and Jean-Jacques that influenced the founding of American Democracy is the social contract. Among the earliest enlightenment thinkers, lock is considered to be amongst those that have the most influence. He is the one who influenced Jean-Jacques on the social contract idea. Which led to transformation of many government's that were despotic institution's to transition to democratic institution's by advocating for individual freedom.