The Constitution Against Tyranny

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“Tyranny is the accumulation of all power in the same hands, whether one, a few, or many.” Tyranny can manifest into a very strict government where the people of the country have no say in what goes on around them. The existing government in the United States under the articles of confederation just wasn’t working to protect against tyranny because it was too weak. In 1787, delegates representing twelve of the thirteen colonies came together to fix the government. How did the delegates write the Constitution to protect the United States from tyranny? The Constitution protects the states from tyranny by federalism, separation of powers, and checks and balances.

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It makes sure that the power of the Country is evenly divided into the three branches so that one branch cannot try to take all the power into their hands and turn the country into a tyranny. As James Madison said in the Federalist Paper #47, “Liberty requires that the three great departments of power should be separate and distinct.” The legislative branch includes the House of Representatives and the Senate. They write laws, confirm presidential applications, and ratify treaties, appropriate money, creates and collects taxes, and declares wars. The executive branch includes the President, Vice President, and the Cabinet. They propose and carry out laws, command armed forces, appoint officials, negotiate treaties, and conduct foreign policies. The judicial branch consists of many federal courts and the Supreme Court. They interpret the constitution and laws, reviews lower court decisions, and resolve dispute between states. The three branches all have different jobs so that one branch is not able to take over the country and turn it into a tyranny. If one branch had the same jobs as another, most likely what would happen are the two branches that have the same powers or jobs would come together and form a tyranny. So, the separation of powers is very crucial to have a running

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