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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 1689 1/3 3 / HORNBILLS Might I Ask You, Montesquieu? By: Madison Maloney WHO? THE WHERE? Paris, France To identify sources of governmental corruption WHY? Charles-Louis de Secondat, baron de La Brède et de Montesquieu WHAT? - Enlightenment thinker- Legal proffesional- Author of "The Spirit of Laws" & "The Persian Letters"- Founder of the idea of separation of powers 1755 - WHEN? To contribute to the revolutionary ideas of the Enlightenment To suggest ways to govern properly To publicly release his thoughts For we can not abuse power, must, by the arrangement of things, power checks power QUOTE -Montesquieu (in reference to checks and balances through the separation of powers) IMPACT Montesquieu revolutionized political thought through his ideasof separation of powers and checks and balances. He defined the legislative, executive, and judicial branches as the necessary branches. His ideas portrayed in "The Spirit of Laws" most notably influenced the framers of the US Constitution in their establishment of America's system of government and French politicians in their drafting of the Declaration of the Rights of Man. Many other nations have employed the use of separation of powers in their constitutions such as Austria and Czechoslovakia. As exemplified through Montesquieu's influence on governmental forms, his impact was worldwide, and he played an integral role in shaping the world today. "The Spirit of Laws" Statue of Montesquieu in Bordeaux, France Separation of powers diagram "The Persian Letters"
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