Constitution Guards Against Tyranny Analysis

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The Constitution has been around for 226 years, 2,712 months, 11,784 weeks, and 82,490 days and for every one of those days it has done it’s job to guard against tyranny. The Constitution is the supreme law of the land. It is what spells out how America’s government is to be run. Over the years it has evolved, both through the amendment process and how the Supreme Court interprets its text, however, it’s main purpose still remains the same, to guard the US from tyranny. The Constitution guards against tyranny through separation of powers between the national and state governments in our federal system, checks and balances exercised by the independent branches of the national government against each other, and a balancing of the powers…show more content…
As James Madison argued in Federalist Paper #51, reserving some powers to the states will help them keep the national government in check (Document A). The states hold the elections, so they can prevent the national government from limiting who gets to vote (Document A). There are separate powers reserved for national government, like regulating trade, that allow it to keep the states in check (Document A) Those that they share, like taxes, allow both to limit the other (Document A). In this way neither the national government nor the states become too powerful. In the Constitution, the legislative, executive and judicial powers are given to separate branches (Document B). This further illustrates the separation of powers within the national government. There are many instances of separation of power but all work to make sure no one institution becomes too…show more content…
The Constitution divides power between the state and national governments in a federal system. The national government's power is subdivided between the executive, legislative, and judicial branches. Each of the branches of the national government have ways to check the other branches so no one branch becomes too powerful. The interests of small and large states are also balanced in House of Representative and Senate. The US Constitution has stood for 226 years and over all those years it has been put to the test time and time again, but even today even right now it is doing it’s job and standing up to the test. Every day that there are state and national governments is a day that the Constitution is guarding against
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