If our country hadn’t created the Constitution, we would be filled with tyranny which was the one thing that the colonists were trying to avoid. Tyranny means that one person has too much power and takes complete control. In 1787, 12 of the 13 states got together to try and better this country. In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the Constitution was written and made a guideline for the federal government making sure it would never become too powerful. Some may think that just a piece of paper would have no impact on them, but they would be in a world of shame if there wasn’t one.
Imagine a world where one person has all the power and you have to obey their every command; this is why we have a constitution to protect us from tyranny. After being under the dictatorial rule of Britain for seven years, the Colonies broke away and decided to create the Constitution to manage the government. This was an uber challenge for the delegates tasked with writing the Constitution—they wanted to create a strong government without having a despot. In multiple ways, the Constitution protects American citizens from tyranny. Tyranny is when one person or group has too much power.
How The Constitution Guards Against Tyranny The constitution, the american law. The constitution was made in Philadelphia in 1787 with the intent to replace the Articles of Confederation as the papers of american law. Because of the unfairness and the tyranny that the americans suffered at the hands of the british kings and rulers they set up the constitution in a way that certain writings would act as a guard against tyranny, an example of these guards are federalism, separation of powers, checks and balances, bicameral. Tyranny is defined by James Madison as “ The accumulation of all powers … in the same hands, whether of one, a few, or many (is) the very definition of tyranny.”
Tyranny can come in many different forms. It could only be one person ruling everything, or it could be any group of people. Tyranny means a cruel or oppressive government rule, which is usually started by someone with too much power, and they become corrupt. For this reason, In Philadelphia, 1787, 55 men met up for the Constitutional Convention. This convention aimed to fix all problems with the Articles of Confederation.
How does the Constitution guard against tyranny, or does it? The Constitution was written in Philadelphia in May of 1787 and was written to guard the United States from tyrannic rule. It was also very efficient in doing so. One way that the Constitution guarded against tyrannic rule was having a compound government which provided two separate departments that could argue and compromise. Another way was that the government was divided into three separate branches that had equal rule against each other.
One of the reasons why we revolted against Britain was because of tyranny, and now the constitution is trying to prevent it. The Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia was held in May 1787, there James Madison and other white people were trying to draft our constitution. The men needed to solve the existing problems. The Articles of Confederation were too weak, there wasn’t a chief executive, no court system, and the central government couldn’t have control over the states. At the same time, the framers were trying to prevent tyranny.
The Republicans wished for a free society on the basis that freedom was to be non-restricted from nobody at all costs. The Federalists desired for a society where the majority could decide the best possible situation for each and every person. The freedom of America existed up until the early 1900’s (1913), when the Federal reserve was first introduced. Ever since, America has been mainly composed of federalism, authoritarianism, collectivism, and certain aspects of fascism. The amounts of money gained due to the creation of these ideologies is based on the amount of debt the Federal Reserve possessed each year.
During the Revolutionary era, the birth of the U.S. Constitution gave way to the political divide between the two polarizing philosophies of Federalists and Anti-Federalists. After the economic pitfalls and decentralization the Articles of Confederation had left behind, action was taken to ameliorate its failures. With the creation of the Federalist party in by founder Alexander Hamilton, its members advocated for a stronger national government and defended the validity of the Constitution’s ratification. Contrarily, the Constitution was met with skepticism on behalf of the Anti-Federalists, who believed it would undermine state sovereignty and infringe upon their human rights. The two parties hailed from different socioeconomic backgrounds,
Limited Government is the most important principle of government out of the seven principles of government because it prevents anyone from having too much power. The powers that rulers have are limited by the constitution, which protects individual rights, and protects private property and lets citizens have more control over their own lives. It also lets citizens participate in politics. Thomas Jefferson says, "The two enemies of the people are criminals and government, so let us tie the second down with the chains of the Constitution so the second will not become the legalized version of the first."
Since the beginning of its creation America has been known as being the land of the free. The Anti-Federalist movement was the only way America would have kept its founding principles, and prevent the monarchy like Federalist movement from occurring, thus saving Americans freedom. Those that would be representatives in government of the United States would be composed of the rich. The rich only have their own best interests in mind and thus, silence those they are meant to be representing.