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Constitution Guard Against Tyranny Research Paper

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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.” The first guard against tyranny is Federalism, federalism is the shared powers between the central and state governments. According to what James Madison wrote in Federalist Paper #51 1788 federalism guards against tyranny because “,The different governments will each control each other, at the same time that each will be controlled by itself.” This quote means that because both the states and central government have powers they can control each other meaning the governments have the right to go against each other and control each other but they…show more content…
To paraphrase what James Madison said in Federalist Paper #47 , 1788 separation of powers is defined in the literal separation of the powers of the three branches of government consisting of the legislative, judicial and the executive branches. Separation of powers guards against tyranny because it does not allow a person or persons to he in more than one branch at the same time for example if someone is elected to be in the house of representatives than they cannot he elected for president at the same time so it stops someone for accumulation the powers or abilities of more than one government branch which guards against tyranny and keeps one from becoming a
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