In doing so, conclude with a discussion of how these state of nature principles from the Constitution impacted the role and authority of state and local government. Remember the principle of federalism, which was so important to the founders, was inherent to ratifying a constitution that protected the sovereignty of the individual states. These states were sovereign political entities before the Revolutionary War, and therefore sought to maintain some or most of their sovereignty even as they sought the benefits of political union. Remember to also provide thoughts on the state of perfect freedom and equality. Describe what you believe to be the difference between the state of liberty and the state of license, and address the preservation component of each individual, arbitrary power, and executive power. After this summation and interpretation, identify how you think these concepts impacted the U.S. Constitution and if, at all, these concepts still impact citizens today.