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Montesquieu's ideas of a separation of governmental powers, the idea of checks and balances on government, and the influence these ideas had on James Madison, are the focus of a brief information sheet and activities packet.
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- Provide greater breadth and depth to the discussion by asking high school-aged learners to research Montesquieu, his ideas, and where these ideas are found in the Constitution
- The sixth in a series of related resources that examine the philosophers and philosophic ideas that influenced the American system of government
- The packet includes a brief explanation of Montesquieu's ideas, graphic organizers, worksheets, games, an answer key, and writing prompts
- Older learners will find the explanations over simplified