Unformatted text preview: rights to a lord or baron, who became the colony’s proprietor. • Frequent conflicts between the governors and the colonial legislatures made the colonists highly suspicious of executive power. The colonists were also influenced by the ideas of Charles de Montesquieu, who saw the separation of executive legislative, and judicial powers as the best way to counteract any tendency toward despotism, and by the ideals of social...
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- Spring '07
- Separation of Powers, Charles De Montesquieu, early democratic theories