How Did the Constitution Guard Against Tyranny

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Do you know why our country isn't ruled by one person? Such as a dictator or king? It is because our country guards against tyranny. Tyranny means (Hash absolute Value) A government with an absolute ruler like a king or a dictator. Also a person having all power in the hands of one individual. In 1787 a group of delegates for 12 of the 13 states meet in Philadelphia to try to better the country. The constitution was written in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It was made so no central government would become powerful and there wouldn’t be any tyranny. The constitution guarded against tyranny in several ways such as federalism, separation of powers, check and balances, and the big states vs. small states. The first guard against tyranny was federalism, which meant a system of government in which power is divided between a federal government and state government. The guard of federalism is shown two ways, one of them is the government will each control each other and at the same time each would be controlled. The second way is when some responsibilities are given to the state government so that they can share the power equally. Federalism protects against tyranny because powers that are given to central and state are shared, it also ensures that the federal government doesn’t have much to say in what happens in the country so they wont become powerful and create tyranny. A second guard against tyranny was separation of powers, which means an act of vesting the legislative, executive, and judicial powers of government in separate bodies. One way that the documents show how this is guard is against tyranny is when the people in the government that make large decisions are able to serve for a term of only five years. The separation of powers protects against tyranny because it stops one branch from becoming too powerful. The third guard against tyranny was
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