The Constitution's Struggle Against Tyranny

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Imagine a world where one person has all the power and you have to obey their every command; this is why we have a constitution to protect us from tyranny. After being under the dictatorial rule of Britain for seven years, the Colonies broke away and decided to create the Constitution to manage the government. This was an uber challenge for the delegates tasked with writing the Constitution—they wanted to create a strong government without having a despot. In multiple ways, the Constitution protects American citizens from tyranny. Tyranny is when one person or group has too much power. To protect it’s people from tyranny the Constitution uses federalism, separation of powers, and checks and balances. An important tool the Constitution uses is Federalism to share power. Federalism is when a country has a compound government, which includes a central government and state governments. James Madison explains that power will be divided between the central government and state governments; the said power will then be split between discrete departments. Madison states, “The different governments will each control each other, at the same time that each will be…show more content…
The Constitution uses Federalism to equally divide power between the central government and state governments. Separation of power then divides the central government’s power into three branches:Legislative, Judicial,and Executive. Finally, Checks and Balances provides a way for each branch to control each other. Although some people say that Federalism, Separation of Powers, and Checks and Balances don’t protect us from tyranny, what they don’t realize is that these important tools help equally divide and control power. So, next time you worry about the government taking control of everything, remember that the constitution is there to protect
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