Philadelphia 1787: How The Constitution Guards Against Tyranny

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How the Constitution Guards Against Tyranny

Ever wonder why the Constitution was doubted? The Constitution was written in Philadelphia 1787, the Constitution failed because of the Articles of Confederation. Two problems were that there was no chief executive and there was no court system. There are many types of tyranny, for example there can be one person who has a lot of power or when a group of people have too much power. Tyranny back then was harsh ownership of one individual, because of tyranny the constitution was doubted. So they fixed the constitution and made sure that the constitution could guard against tyranny.The constitution helps guards against tyranny by using a system of checks and balances and by having a separation of power within the constitution.
The constitution guards against tyranny by using a system of checks and balances. Checks and balances are a way for the three branches to check up on each other and make sure everything is going smoothly. According to James Madison, Federalist paper #51, 1788, this helps us guard against tyranny by letting the three branches check up on each other and makes sure that the branches are fair to the rules that are applied. “...that
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The separation of powers is a way for the branches to not have to much power. For example, according to James Madison, Federalist #47, “Liberty requires that the three great departments of power should be separate and distant.” This means that the branches should not all have the same powers and should be very different from each other and not have to much power over one another. Separation of powers helps guard against tyranny by not allowing the branches to be too close to each other or this could very lead to tyranny. The branches should be close enough to check up on each other and have everything fair but not to close to where we could have tyranny in our government and
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