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The End Of The Holocaust

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Respect the Constitution
1945. The end of the Holocaust. Total death: 6 million Jews. As tragic as it was, there was only one person behind it all; Adolf Hitler. Hitler, the dictator during the time, managed to transform peaceful and normal people into extreme haters towards the Jews. 158 years earlier, a man had introduced ideas that could have prevented these 6 million Jews from dying. That man was James Madison, also known as the Father of the US Constitution. In Philadelphia’s summer heat of 1787, James Madison along with 55 other delegates attended to what is now known as the Constitutional Convention. The meeting was held to discuss their loose federal government, or known as The Articles of Confederation. The Articles of Confederation was a failure as it was too weak to unite a whole nation. The delegates thought that they must frame, or build a new government soon to be called the Constitution. The delegates were cautious about avoiding tyranny, or when harsh and absolute power gets in the hands of one or a group of individuals. The Constitution guarded the nation against tyranny through federalism, separation of powers, checks and balances, and small/large state compromises.
To start with, federalism was the first step framers took to secure the country from tyranny. As James Madison stated, “power surrendered by the people is first divided between two distinct governments…distinct and separate documents.” Madison made a new compound republic for America, known as
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