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Tyranny During The Summer Of 1787

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Tyranny comes in many shapes and sizes. It can come in the shape of a king, or a group of nobles, or a committee of military leaders. Whatever the shape or the size, tyranny is a problem because it means too much power in the hands of one person or group. In the summer of 1787, the writers of the constitution met in Philadelphia to frame a new government. One of their biggest jobs was to protect against different kinds of tyranny. The framers did this in four ways: federalism, separation of powers, checks and balances, and finally, by balancing out power between small states and large states.
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