The Constitution Guarded Against Tyranny Analysis

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James Madison once stated, “The accumulation of all powers … in the same hands, whether of one, a few, or many (is) the very definition of tyranny.” In May of 187, fifty-five men came together in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and tried to fix their government, The Articles of Confederation. This was by creating and mending many laws and amendments to strengthen their government, and guard against tyranny, and formed the Constitution. The Constitution guarded against tyranny by creating checks and balances, separating the governmental power, and by determining the appropriate representation of states. The Constitution guarded against tyranny by developing a system of checks and balances. As according to Document C, “(The three branches) should not be so far separated as to have no constitutional control over each other.” By keeping the three branches of government separate, but not too separate, it allowed the government to be in control of separate duties, but if one branch became too powerful, the other two branches could maintain the third’s power. Likewise, according to Document C, “The President nominates…show more content…
As according to Document B, “(L)iberty requires that the three great departments of power should be separate and distinct.” The three branches are separated to prevent from one person or party from overtaking the branches and controlling the government. Similarly, as according to Document B, “All legislative powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, … the executive power shall be vested in a President of the United States, … (and) the judicial power of the United States shall be invested in one Supreme Court.” Each branch of government within the United States has its own members, and with each branch of the government, comes different terms. Due to this, not one person or party can hold power for longer than dictated, therefore eliminating

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