Why Did The Constitution Guard Against Tyranny

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How Did the Constitution Guard Against Tyranny? Tyranny is a cruel and oppressive way of governing. Without a formal Constitution the country would become unbalanced since the states wouldn’t have to follow the laws if they didn’t like them. If there was no Legislative branch and the President had power to make and enforce laws the country would be in trouble because the President would have too much control over the lawmaking process. Tyranny is a dreadful form of government. When building a government for this country 55 delegates met in Philadelphia to discuss how a Constitution would help guard against Constitution. The delegates wanted a government that would work. They found many mistakes with The Articles of Confederation and wanted a new government that would actually work. James Madison came up with the idea of a Constitution. The Constitution would help prevent tyranny by having federalism, separation of powers, checks and balances, and equality between small and large states.…show more content…
Central government and the states have different sets of powers. Central government can regulate trade and declare war, while the states can hold elections and establish schools. James Madison was a famous great supporter of federalism. James believed that central and states governments should have power but not enough that they would be able to control everything. James Madison’s statement on federalism was that,” The different governments will each control each other, at the same time that each will be controlled by itself” (James Madison, Federalist Paper #51, 1788). By dividing the powers and allowing the central government to provide assistance to the county’s needs and allowing the states to provide assistance to the state's more exact needs federalism helps prevent

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