the single most important influence that shaped the founding of the united states comes from john locke, a 17th century englishman who redefined the nature of government. the duty of that government is to protect the natural rights of the people, which locke believed to include life, liberty, and property.
d. they were concerned with improving religious education
john adams faced several problems while he was president. adams represented the federalist party while jefferson represented the democratic-republican party. we had issues with france. the french were seizing our ships and interfering with our right to trade.