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It limits the power of the King/Queen. It influenced the constitution by showing the writers of the constitution the positive results of a constitutional government with checks and balances.
Montesquieu has himself answered, in a separate treatise intitled, A Defense of the Spirit of Laws, from whence we have thought proper to extract, for the sake of such as have not seen that treatise, the principal of those objections, and the substance of what has been given in reply: Only first observing, that this defense is divided into three parts, in the first of which he answers the general reproaches that have been thrown out against him; in the second he replies to particular reproaches; and in the third, he gives some reflections on the manner in which his work has been criticized
It was essentially a social contract between settlers and pilgrims. It pointed the pilgrims towards the of majority rule and loyalty to the King. The latter was later rejected, and the former was used as a building block to U.S. democracy.
also known as the league of peace and power, it is worthy of study as an independently developed political system with the oldest surviving constitution in North America
the Bill of Rights was passed.
It is a recognition by Congress that education is necessary and important, and it pushed the states that would eventually make up the northwest to encourage the education of its youth.
It encouraged the of tolerance of tolerance of others' beliefs and the that people have the right to choose what to believe for themselves.
The Articles of Confederation influenced the Constitution by showing the writers of the Constitution what worked with a government, and what didn't. The were in the right place, but many of the of the Articles didn't work so well in practice. This was the predecessor of the Constitution.
The declaration of independence influenced the constitution by establishing that the colonists were no longer under British rule. Without the declaration, there would be no independence from Britain, and therefore, no Constitution.
The book Common Sense was originally published in January 1776, about six months before the Declaration of Independence was signed. His are further embodied in the U. S. Constitution, although he did not help to write that document
The writers of the Constitution were influenced by John Locke's beliefs and thoughts on slavery, the right to revolution, and repersentative government.