In 1787 the delegates of America believed that the Articles of Confederation were not capable of making a nation strong and untied so they decided to make a new governing document. The Constitution became the body of fundamental principles and rights by which the United States is governed by. In which federalism, separation of power, checks and balances, and balancing power between big states and small states became crucial. How did these aspects help guard against tyranny? Well… Federalism is one of the ways the Constitution help guard against tyranny.
“The accumulation of all powers… in the same hands, whether one, a few, or many… may be justly pronounced the very definition of tyranny. ”-James Madison. Fifty-five delegates, from the thirteen states, met in Philadelphia in May of 1787 to discuss and revise the Articles of Confederation. The chief executive and the representatives worked to create a frame for what is now our Constitution. The Constitution guarded against tyranny in four ways; Federalism that creates a State and Federal government, Separation of Powers that gives equal power to the three branches, Checks and Balances that create balance in the three branches by checking each other and being checked and the Small States vs the Big States ensures an equal voice for all states no matter what their size.
All throughout history and even today, tyranny is a problem in many countries, from North Korea to Cuba. Even America dealt with tyranny before the revolutionary war. After the war, we knew that our newfound country would not thrive under a tyrant’s rule, so a man named James Madison wrote the Constitution to protect our country against dictatorship. How exactly does the Constitution protect against oppression? The Constitution protect against tyranny through federalism, separation of powers, and checks and balances.
Democracy and majority rule appear to give legitimacy to acts that might otherwise be defined as tyranny. Most of us agree that having our decisions made for us, on what we are eating for dinner or what Americas favorite sport is, made through the democratic process is tyranny. That being said, why isn’t it also tyranny for the majority to decide whether or not we recycle or whether or not we purchase health insurance? The founders of our country intended for us to have a republican form of limited government where political decision-making is kept to the minimum.
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.
When the colonists were still with Great Britain, King George III misused his power. As a result, colonists wrote the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, to the king, to state their separation from Great Britain, to form a new country, the United States of America. After creating a new country, Americans wrote the Articles of Confederation in the year 1777, which they purposely weakened central government, so the abuse of power, wouldn’t exist. This meant the states had all the power. Although this structure of government seemed great, the creators of the Articles quickly realized that with no central government, states weren’t united because they were busy on increasing the growth of only their state.
The Constitution today is used for numerous things in the US government; it is seen as the foundation of our country as it is an answer sheet for right vs wrong, or more so, guilty or not guilty in court. However, this great document of black and white wasn’t unanimously agreed upon by the great figures of America. In fact, the Constitution was highly controversial at the time; ones who proposed and supported the Constitution called themselves the Federalists as ones who were opposing of it were known as the Anti-Federalists. Just as their names are completely opposite, these groups of men had polar opposite ideas.
The proposed Constitution which we debate today begins with three simple words: We the People. This phrase is often overlooked, yet its true Democratic ethos is what the American people should strive for, what we have strived for since breaking free of the tyrannical chains of the British monarchy. We work for, above all, a government that derives its power, its very basis of authority, from the citizens it presides over. The Constitution we now propose does that and more.
I am studying the tenth amendment and my interpretation of this amendment is that it is stating what rights the state's/government has over the people. The tenth amendment was incorporated into the constitution because the states and their citizens feared that the federal government would leave them with no power. The Tenth Amendment was added to the United States Constitution on December 15, 1791. This amendment was proposed by congress in 1989. The tenth amendment didn’t exactly confirm the amount of power given to the government and the state's’/citizens.
The Constitution is a counter-transformation on the grounds that the Constitutional Convention was a meeting to totally update the Articles of Confederation, and that record fundamentally illustrated the administration at that period in time. Since an insurgency is a move towards a changed government, that would make the Constitution an unrest, and it is countering the disappointments of the Articles of Confederation. It is additionally a counter-transformation since a few provisions were placed in it to counteract uprisings, for example, that of Daniel (Shays ' Rebellion). Counter-transformation, in that sense, implied the Constitution was attempting to anticipate future upheavals. The Constitutional Convention additionally settled a legislature
DBQ: How did the Constitution Guard against Tyranny? What is the constitution and how can it guard it from tyranny? The constitution is the plan of government written in 1787 for our country. Going back to 1781 America won the battle of yorktown against England.
In May of 1787, 55 delegates came to Philadelphia to have a Constitutional Convention. They had this meeting so they could make the U.S. Constitution. They wanted to make one because the articles of the Confederation were not working. They wanted to make a Constitution that would benefit the U.S. The Constitution also guarded against tyranny in 4 different ways, Federalism, Separation of powers, checks and balances and big State little State, compromise.
For centuries the world was governed by unethical and overpowered rulers or tyrants. This was the way of life and nobody tried to defy it until a young nation decided to break from tyranny and build a country based on fair morals. For centuries, after we discovered the New World, Britain had a tyrannic dominion over it. As time went on, the people who lived in America kept on receiving unfair treatment by Britain with unethical taxes and rules. Eventually, the colonists were fed up with the cruel treatment and decided to break apart.
With the advent of modern technology and the further advancement within the technological field every single day, it's easy to forget the significance of literacy, specifically the importance of having a thorough understanding of early American literature and the impact that it had on our great country's history along with a knowledge of modern day works and a thirst to read regardless of any diversities. One of the most influential pieces of literature ever authored was undoubtedly 'The Federalist Papers'. ' The Federalist Papers' is a series of 85 essays written by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay in defense of the new United States Constitution which was penned by James Madison himself. ' The Papers' were published under the pseudonym "'Publius', in honor of Roman consul Publius Valerius Publicola".