Poli Sci 40

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Midterm 1

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6 Influences of US Government:

1.Social Contract Theory (Locke)
-Believed in the government by consent

-Government bount by contract to protect the people's life, liberty, and property

-Was Dual Contract between governed to set up government and between governed and government

-Lock envisioned a limited government
2. Montesquieu
-Liked the English system of separation of powers that protected each branch from abuse by another

-Legistaltive(King) being separate from Congress(Legistlative)

-As well as Parliament having two houses Lords and Commons
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