How does the enlightenment ideas of separation of powers influence the US?
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Whose ideas led to your constitutional separation of powers?
How did the Enlightenment ideas influence the American Revolution and Constitution?
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How did the enlightenment impact the US Constitution?
The Constitution uses ideas from philosophers from the Enlightenment era. For example, John Locke's ideas on securing life, http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_did_the_enlightenment_ideas_influence_the_American_revolution_and_constitution# and property and Montesquieu's ideas on separation of powers and checks and balances.