The division of powers gives each branch of government equal power, while checks and balances allows each branch to check each other. Also, the Senate and House guard against tyranny by giving the small states the same amount of say in the Senate and the large states have more representation in the house. Our Constitution guarded against tyranny very
Thomas Jefferson’s and Alexander Hamilton’s viewpoints during the 1790’s and the 1800’s were very different but sort of similar. Jefferson wanted the government to be run by the people of the U.S. while Hamilton wanted the wealthy class to run it, Jefferson wanted strong state government, Hamilton wanted strong federal government. But one thing that stood out to the people was Hamilton wanted a loose/lenient interpretation of the constitution as Jefferson wanted a strict one. During the 1700’s-1800’s, despite the fact Philadelphia was the nation’s temporary capital, U.S. Congress met difficulties and fears that tested the strength of the Constitution and the republic it built. The nation had a few domestic issues of finance, taxation, and slavery that separated the delegates into unpleasant political groups which caused international relations disagreements and second thoughts.
The American government is divided in 3 branches, executive, legislative, and judicial. This paper will give focus into the third branch, and explain how the American judicial system has changed throughout the years. Through analyzes of the Constitution, the Federalist paper and other sources in search of how does changes occurred and for which reason. These branches were created to certify that the government had a just and unbreakable system, in which no branch holds all the power. The first idea of creation of the government was the Republic, and this division is to make sure that this idea stands.
This can guard against tyranny because when one person gains too much power, then tyranny is almost guaranteed because there would not be an easy way to stop them from doing only what they desire. For example, if the president had all the power over everyone they would be able to do whatever they want and make laws that maybe no one agrees with. Next, if the power is divided and shared between people, then there will be a strong central government. John Madison presented this idea. When there is a strong central government then it means that the government would have a strong middle, which can guard against tyranny because it keeps the government successful and strong.
After the American Revolutionary War, many Americans were opposed to the idea of a strong central government. They saw the idea of a strong centralized government as a gateway back into the familiar tyrannical government and abuse of power that they had just fought so hard to free themselves of. The idea of creating a new Constitution was unnecessary to some because the Articles of Confederation were already in place. The non-supporters of the newly proposed Constitution called themselves “Anti- Federalist.” Naturally, many of the supporters of the new Constitution felt that it was very much needed and they felt as if the Articles of Confederation were not strong enough to functionally run the government. The “federalists,” or supporters of the proposed Constitution, wanted to
However, just like the Legislative Branch, the Executive Branch has a system in place to ensure not one branch of the federal government gains too much power over the people. The Executive Branch has the ability to veto any law that the Legislative Branch approves and the Vice President acts as the President of the Senate and can place a deciding vote in case of deadlock vote within the Senate. The Executive Branch also separates power from the Judicial Branch by appointing Supreme Court Justices and other federal judges and the Executive Branch also has the ability to pardon persons found guilty in federal
Once president Andrew Jackson wielded the executive power of the veto, which he used to excess. The twelve vetoes that were used during his reign overrode congress, the body of elected officials. The representatives of the states are suppose to be the consensus of the people. When Andrew Jackson, a single person refuses the congress's legislation it hinders democracy as less opinions are heard. In Jackson’s head the congressmen are just career politicians disconnected from the american people.
The president has many powers and responsibilities. Just like life, you have things you should do and things you have to do. The executive branch checks the judicial and legislative branch in numerous ways. The president checks the legislative branch by vetoing bills. Whenever the president doesn 't like the bill the legislative made, he can veto it.
They equally have the same amount of power. As in the Judicial branch can govern applying laws that are set up by Congress while, the Executive branch is the president, Vice President, and The Cabinet whose duty is to provide protection against foreign and domestic terrorism in the 50 states. They also Primarily enforce the laws that Congress, but only if the Judicial branch finds those laws to be wrong or unconstitutional. The Legislative branch is basically the House of Representatives and the Senate, their job is to write laws and get the president to not veto their laws so that they can pass. When the President vetoes a law it means
Federalists, those who were in favor of a strong federal government, were in debates with Anti-Federalists, those who opposed the ideas of the Constitution. They believed the Constitution weakened the states too much, had no Bill of Rights, and thought the President could easily become a king. Delaware was the first state to ratify, with Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Georgia, and Connecticut quickly following. Massachusetts ratified, but still had a strong opposition, and only a major campaign by Constitution supporters won the ratification of the state. Maryland and South Carolina had ratified, which made 8 state ratification.