Ch. 17 - PSQ's - Primary Source Questions Chapter 17 1 The...

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11/6/05 Primary Source Questions – Chapter 17 1. “The Separation of Powers” 490 Montesquieu conceived that governments of middle sized states were best governed by a system where the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial powers were separated and kept each other in balance. Political liberty is the underlying justification for the “separation of powers” form of government. It can only be achieved in a government composed of the executive body, legislative body, and the judicial body when no two of these are controlled by the same power. This political idea has greatly influenced the American system of government after Montesquieu’s works were translated into English. His work was read by Franklin, Madison, Adams, Hamilton, and Jefferson. Jefferson incorporated these principles into the U.S. constitution. 2. “The Attack on Religious Intolerance” 492 Voltaire uses two methods to demonstrate his point on the issue of religious intolerance, the first of which being very straightforward, such as in his treatise,
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This note was uploaded on 10/27/2009 for the course HISTORY HIST1120 taught by Professor Collins during the Fall '05 term at University of Tennessee.

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Ch. 17 - PSQ's - Primary Source Questions Chapter 17 1 The...

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