Baron de Montesquieu. By Kat Staley, Jamie Shirtz and Kaitie Hess. Biography. Born Jan. 18, 1689 in La Brede, France to a wealthy family Sent to Tully, near Paris to receive a classical education Became lawyer Marries Jeanne de Latrigue and recieves great wealth
By Kat Staley, Jamie Shirtz and Kaitie Hess
People Cannot Govern Themselves:
Humankind is Bad:
-contributed checks and balances
1.) Executive - enforced laws- King, President
2.) Legislative - made laws- Parliament, Congress
3.) Judicial – interprets laws- Supreme Court, English Court
- political liberty- people have the right “to do what one should want to do, and not being forced to do what one should not want to do”
- laws are not divinely inspired-they evolved naturally out of life
- “the separation of power”: balancing power so one does not abuse it
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