Does The Government Abuse Their Powers Dbq

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Does the United State government abuse their powers? In May 1787 55 wealthy white males went to philadelphia they were all responding to the call of the constitution convention. A new constitution was needed to create a stronger central government, to hold the newly formed country to hold itself together. How does the constitution prevent the government from abusing its powers?The constitution prevents tyranny with the use of federalism. In the American government there are powers given to the state and powers given to the central government. James Madison stated “... the power surrendered by the people is first divided between two distinct governments...’’(Doc A), this is called federalism. They both check each other to make sure they don’t
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