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How did Montesquieu influence both the American and French revolutions?

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October 12, 2012 5:47PM

Montesquieu saw despotism, in particular, as a standing danger for any government not already despotic, and argued that it could best be prevented by a system in which different bodies exercised legislative, executive, and judicial power, and in which all those bodies were bound by the rule of law. This theory of the separation of powers had an enormous impact on liberal political theory, and on the framers of the constitution of the United States of America.

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bounded back across the Atlantic to influence the french revolutions

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both conflicts were motivated by the writings of john locke and charles de montesquieu.

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1.They supported movements for social and political change.

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Latin American revolutionary leader Simon Bolivar is a great example of how American and French Revolutions influenced the region. He was inspired by both in leading movements for independence from colonial powers.

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The American Revolution inspired many other revolutions such as the Haitian Revolution and the French Revolution. The American Revolution showed that Revolutions could be started and ended with a good outcome. So the Haitians, Latins, French, and a bunch of other countries revolted.

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The French and The American revolutions are the same because both revolutions were against Britain and were for independence i.e.., freedom. The French revolution started by the inspiration of the American revolution.

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it influenced the revolutions in several ways. one way they were influenced was john locke ideas on life liberty and property

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American french and losamousier revolutions

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the American and french revolutions

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Simon Bolivar was influenced by the American and French revolutions in that he desired the constitutional freedoms that were contained in the American and French documents to become part of the lives of the people of his nation.

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he admire the revolutions because the revolutions make him to have a dreamed to gain independent for his country...(maybe)

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The American revolution kicked it all off. The next to follow it was the Batavian, or the French if you only count the big three (American, French, Haitian).

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He was a French Officer and a hero of both the American and French Revolutions.

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The fundamental basis of the Enlightenment is the embrace the concept of natural rights as a rational ideology and this leads directly to desires of liberty and a democratic government to protect people's freedoms and their equality. The American and French Revolutions were based on these ideas, in contrast to the monarchies and classist societies from which they rebelled.

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At the end of the french revolution french fries where invented

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Both revolutions were intended to overthrow an unpopular monarchy.

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Both revolutions resulted in the creation of Presidential Republics, but the French Republic did not endure for long and there were three French co-presidents or consuls in comparison to the American Republic which had singular presidents.

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America had George Washington, nad i don't know about the french