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Locke & Montesquieu

Thursdays Quiz

QuestionAnswer
What are Natural Rights? The three natural rights: Life Liberty and Property.
What is a Social Contract? The government agrees to protect the peoples rights if they give up a couple freedoms.
What is a Natural Law? Laws passed by government to protect Natural Rights.
What is the Consent of the Governed? This is a agreement made by the people to establish a government and follow its laws.
How was the impact of John Locke to the Founding Fathers? Thomas Jefferson was inspired to help America gain independence from the English. He soon after read Locke's writings.
What did John Locke influence? The Declaration of Independence.
What did Montesquieu influence? The U.S. Constitution.
How did Montesquieu define Liberty? Liberty is the piece of mind from being safe. Safety can exist if everyone follows the law. It would increase Liberty if governments could put clear laws to follow.
What is the Separation of Powers? English Government had 3 parts. Enforcing, creating, and interpreting laws.
What are checks and balances? Each branch has the ability to limit the power of the other two branches.
Created by: SayraGran2020