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Bell Work “Governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.” Which type of government is most closely defined by the above quote from the Declaration of Independence?
The Political Philosophy of Locke and Montesquieu
The Political Philosophy of John Locke John Locke- believed that men were born with three things: life, liberty, property. Locke felt that the state existed to protect the right to property.
Question Question: According to John Locke, what were the three things that government should protect?
Review Question Objective: I can use various new vocabulary words relating to US Government. A __________ is a type of government that is handed down from parent to child. _____________ rights are rights that cannot be taken away.
Quick Write (5 Minutes) In your notebooks, write one complete sentence responding to the question: What do you think separation of powers mean?
The Political Philosophy of Montesquieu Separation of Powers or checks and balances (same thing!!) Ex. Congress passes a law and the president vetoes the law. Three branches of government: Legislative, Executive and Judicial