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Where did the framers get the ideas for the basic philosophical foundations of the constitution?

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12/17/2010

they got the idea from a French philosopher Baron dé Montésque who said that all governments should be based off of three branches and i think they came up with the idea of checks and balances from their own ideas, they were some of the smartest men this world has ever seen. their constitution has been running our government for over 220 years and that is longer than any other governments, even though some have tried to make one as good as our. The framers new the constitution wouldn't be perfect forever so they made the elastic clause, the amendments. These allowed the constitution to update itself over the years.