Tyranny Dbq Analysis

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How Did the Constitution Guard Against Tyranny? In the midst of 1787, an issue occurred and was identified that the existing government of the United States, under the Articles of Confederation, was too weak to uphold the rapid development of the country. Five representatives from each of the thirteen states gathered to write a constitution that created a strong government without giving on person or group too much power. The United States Constitution guards the country against Tyranny in ways such as partaking in a federalist government, an even distribution of power, a beneficial system of checks and balances, and equality among Big States and Little States. The Constitution states that the United States has a federalist government. A federalist form of government is the first way the constitution guards against tyranny. James Madison states in his Federalist Paper #51 that if power is surrendered by the people is subdivided…show more content…
James Madison explains in his Federalist Paper #47 that if all the powers of the three branches, the judicial, legislative, and executive branch, was in the hands of one person, or even a small group, a tranny would be the result. Therefore, it is necessary that the three powers so remain separate and distinct.(Doc B) In the Constitution of the United States of America,1787, also shown in document B, it is written that each branch has a specific and very distinct job. The executive branch, the legislative branch, and the judicial branch each have a different purpose, different people, different reason, and different requirements. The specific way each branch is set up, allows for laws to made and approved and tasks to be completed in different stages. The process prevents one person or group from having the complete ability to make all the decisions, which ultimately prevents a

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