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a movement that promoted knowledge, reason, and science as the means to improve society
BARON DE MONTESQUIEU
declared that the powers of government should be separated and balanced against each other, preventing no one from getting too much power
sharing power between the federal and state governments
one of the distinctive features of the US government
allowed federal government to tax, regulate trade, control the currency, raise an army, and declare war
the states had the power to pass and enforce laws, regulate trade within their borders, establish local governments, schools, and other institutions, and had the power to tax and build roads
gave fiery speeches against the proposed Constitution
argued that it didn't well limit the power of the federal government
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