Let's Be Frank Episode 12

Chasing Independence Pt. 3

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The third installment in a four-part series exploring some of the philosophy that built the Declaration of Independence. Today's episode is an exploration of 

Montesquieu's Spirit of Laws and how it helped shape the political structure of the United States.


1. “The Declaration of Independence: A History.” National Archives and Records Administration, National Archives and Records Administration, https://www.archives.gov/founding-docs/declaration-history. 

2. Isaacson, Walter. 2004. Benjamin Franklin : An American Life. New York: Simon & Schuster.

3. Secondat, Montesquieu Charles de. The spirit of laws. Lexington, KY: Forgotten Books, 2012.