Montesquieu (Charles-Louis de Secondat)By DonOVan RodRiguez
The Birth And Death of Montesquieu
Montesquieu was born January 18th, 1689 and unfortunately died in 1755 on the 5th of february
Montesquieu originated from France and originated his study for political liberty in France.
Summary of Ideas
Montesquieu studied Britains government believing it was the most politically balanced country and wanted to make France like Britain. He proposed that Seperation of Powers would keep any one individual from having all the power.
Impact on Society
Montesquieu called the division among power Seperation of Powers and the impact it had was that the United States would be founded apon that rule making the seperation the foundation of the government.
Quote With Explanation
"To become truly great, one has to stand with people, not above them." This quote means that in order to be a great ruler you have to be with your people and not act like you are more superior.
How He Challenged Traditional Beliefs
Montesquieu challenged traditional beliefs in France because he wanted to change the rules about who controls the power by chaning it from one person has all power to having multiple branches controlling power.