Compare or contrast the U.S. Constitution with the Haudenosaunee Great Law of Peace (the Iroquois Constitution).
It is not entirely surprising to see the Iroquois Constitution having some relevance to the United States' vision. Some of the initial framers of the American document of securing the nation were inspired by the Iroquois' attempts. Franklin circulated Iroquois ideas to other framers as early as mid 1700s. Delegate John Rutledge from South Carolina studied the Iroquois work intently and advocated that its introduction be a part of the American version: "We, the people, to form a union, to establish peace, equity, and order..." It is interesting to see the levels of similarities between both documents. For...
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