• What Are The Methods That Protected The Constitution From Tyranny?

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What Are the Methods That Protected the Constitution From Tyranny? By: RUDRANSH PANCHOLI Period: 5th On September 17, 1787, the first delegate signed the famous U.S Constitution signifying the new government for the new nation. For two centuries to modern day time, the U.S Constitution has protected us from terrible people that wanted more power. Of course what comes to mind is tyranny. To understand tyranny, first we need to know what tyranny is. Tyranny is a form of government where one person or a big or small group of people has all the power or most of the power in a government. Tyranny is also similar to dictatorship. Our founding fathers had ideas of their time to protect us from tyranny in their new nation. These ideas are …show more content…

The idea of federalism was used by the same writer that wrote the Declaration of Independence, James Madison. In one famous paper called the federalist papers, James Madison suggested that “In the compound republic of America, the power is divided between two distinct governments, and to separate departments, hence double securite arises to the rights of people.” The term double security in the quote is referring to controlling itself and each other. The delegates that wrote the constitution took the consideration of Madison's ideas and separated powers to the state and the federal government. States had the power to hold votes, set up local governments, build schools, pass marriage and divorce laws and others. While the federal government had the power to declare war, trade with other nations, provide an army, and make immigration laws. Furthermore James Madison also said powers are also shared with both for example, setting up courts, making laws, and taxes. These separations caused one person or a group to not get more power over the governments preventing …show more content…

He called this Checks and Balances. Checks and Balances are where each branch can check each other if one branch gets too powerful. For example the legislative branch can remove the president (head of the executive branch) while the president can choose the judicial branch judges, while the judicial branch can declare laws unconstitutional. The framers of the constitution agreed to keep the powers separated between each branch, where also each branch can check on other branches and veto laws if

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