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lessons 1,2,3,4

Who is Montesquieu? a French writer the Founders thought was an expert on what republican government should be like.
What is the first element of Civic Virtue? Separate the powers of government among the different branches or parts of the government so that no one branch would have all the power.
What is the second element of Civic Virtue? Balance the powers among the branches so no one branch would have so much power it could control the others.
What is the third element of Civic Virtue? give each branch ways to check the use of power by the other branches.
What is an area of a persons life which is no business of the government? a private domain.
Who makes the laws? a legislative branch.
Who was the role model in Ancient Rome for Civic Virtue? Cincinnatus .
What is the definition for social compact? an agreement people make among themselves to create a government to rule them and protect their natural rights.
What is to put to wrong use? (blank)
Name the first principle of Higher Law? the basic rights of citizens to life, liberty and property.
What is the second principle of Higher Law? esteablishes the responsibility of the government to protect those rights.
What is the third principles of Higher Law? places limits on how the people in government can use their powers.
What is the fourth principle of Higher Law? it establishes the principle of a private domain.
What is the fifth principle of Higher Law? it can only be changed with the widespread consent of the citizens and according to certain set procedures.
Name 3 ways montesquieu said to prevent the abuse of power or to prevent domination by one house? its powers were separated, balanced, and checked.
Who manages conflicts over the laws? a judicial branch.
What are the 3 Basic Rights? everyone had a right to life, liberty and property.
Name the first thing John locke said about government? the main purpose of government should be to protect the peoples natural rights.
Name the second thing John Locke said about government? he also said that kings should nothave absolute power, power without limits.
What is the name of the book that John Locke wrote? Two Treatises of Civil Government.
Who carries out and enforces the laws? an executive branch.
What is when the powers of a person or group running the government are limited? a constitutional government.
What is the ability to read or write called? (blank)
Constitutional powers of what to refuse to sign a bill passed by Congress? (blank)
Who are the wealthy upper class? aristocrats.
Modest and unassuming is not what? (blank)
What is Common Welfare? the good of the entire community.
What is a dictator? A supreme ruler with unlimited power.
What is the name of a dictator? Hitler.
What is the definition of Consent? to agree
Created by: turner