Essay on How Does the Constitution Guard Against Tyranny?

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How did the Constitution guard against tyranny? Tyranny is means ‘as harsh absolute power in the hands of one individual’; it has happened everywhere. Whatever the size or shape, tyranny is a problem because it means too much power in the hands of one person or group. In 1787, Representatives from almost all the states in the U.S, met in Philadelphia to fix the issue of tyranny. The House presents us to “The Articles of Confederation” to help guard against tyranny. The Constitution guarded against tyranny in ways such as having the federalism, separation of powers, checks and balances, and the large and small states both treated equally. The first guard against tyranny was Federalism; a system of government in which power is divided…show more content…
Another way to guard against tyranny was the checks and balances; that all the different branches of government can disagree with something that another branch is doing in order to keep everything in the government fair. One way that the constitution shows this is when it is put that the other branches can veto something that another branch is doing because it may be unconstitutional. (Document C) Checks and balances protects against tyranny because it make sure that one group in the government can do anything that would be unconstitutional. (Document C) For example, ‘congress can approve presidential nominations and impeach the President from office, but the President can veto a Congressional legislation. (Document C) Another example is the president nominates judges, but the Court can declare presidential acts unconstitutional. (Document C) Another example is the court can declare laws unconstitutional, but congress can impeach judges. (Document C) Checks and Balances protect against tyranny. The fourth guard against tyranny was big states and small states compromise which means that the size of a state should have a input on whether it has more say in the government than one less of it size. Document D shows that this is in the
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