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Which seminal document influenced James Madison’s writing of the United States Constitution?

Madison was influenced by John Stuart Mill’s On Liberty, which defends individual freedom and an open society.

Madison was influenced by Edmund Burke’s Reflection on the Revolution in France, which describes the need for social order and prudence.

Madison was influenced by Machiavelli’s The Prince, which describes the necessary evils rulers must employ in order to survive.

Madison was influenced by Montesquieu’s The Spirit of the Law, which describes a three-branch government.

I think it is D but I'm not sure...

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