It also listed individual Montesquieu was born in France in 1689 and inherited

It also listed individual montesquieu was born in

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Parliament’s consent. It also listed individual Montesquieu was born in France in 1689 and inherited the title of “obra” alongside his presidency of local parlimen from his uncle in 1716. Montesquieu was concerned with how to protect political liberty (the people’s right to influence and participate in their own government). He studied history and learned that societies which were led by one (autocracies) or a small group of people (oligarchies) often made the worst decisions. OPTIONAL BUT
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rights. Among them were protection in court cases from excessive fines and “cruel and unusual punishment.” Ideal Government Only a government that has a ruler with absolute authority could maintain an orderly society. absolute (unlimited) rule by kings favored constitutional monarchy. In this type of government, a basic set of laws limits the king or queen’s power to mostly a symbolic role. The real decision making is done by elected leaders in a Parliament (called “representative democracy” or “in-direct democracy”). Locke denied the divine right of kings to rule. The true basis of government, he wrote, was a “social contract,” or agreement, among free people to make rules and laws so that people work together. The purpose of government was to protect people’s natural rights. These included the right to life, liberty, and property. In exchange for this protection, people gave government the power to make and enforce laws.
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