Tyranny In America

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The United States, fighting to not be under England’s rule, feared falling back into a monarchy. The governmental power in America is separated into three different branches or "departments" of government, modeled after Greek political ideas. The government was divided in this way to prevent any one entity from containing all the power. Thusly, keeping any form of a monarchy from coming into power. “The accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive, and judiciary, in the same hands, whether hereditary, self-appointed, or elective, may justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny.” (201-202). Maddison believed the legislative branch was the most powerful of the three branches. According to him, it alone had the greatest potential
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