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Arguments Against Tyranny

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Tyranny has been exhibited in many cruel ways. In the words of James Madison, tyranny can be defined as the accumulation of powers in the hands of one, a few or many. In 1787 our founding fathers gathered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to discuss the problem regarding the fact that The Articles of Confederation were not working. They were greatly challenged to create a document which not only provided a strong central government but also ensured that no person or people got a hold of too much power. So after a long debate, they finally made a decision; to throw out the old and make amends with a new. In other words, they decided to dump the Articles of Confederation and formulate the Constitution. The Constitution started a new era of government, it provided the equality and balance that the people hoped for. The Constitution was guarded against tyranny by federalism, separation of powers, checks and balances and equality for big states and small states. The division of power between central government and state government is also known as Federalism. Federalism was one way that prevented tyranny. Some powers given to the central government were being able to regulate trade, conduct foreign relations, provide an army and navy and declare war. Moreover, they were also allowed to print and coin money, set up post offices and make immigration…show more content…
The Constitution could prevent tyranny by federalism, separation of powers, checks and balances and equality between big states and small states. We need the Constitution to defend us against tyranny and create a solid government. There are also many other documents written by our founding fathers that protect us from things other than tyranny. For example, The Bill of Rights is a collection of ten amendments that give each individual rights to differents things such as freedom of speech, freedom of assembly, and freedom of
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