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How Did the Constitution Guard Against Tyranny?

By: Carter Rohal

Carter Rohal

on 7 November 2012

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Transcript of How Did the Constitution Guard Against Tyranny?

Tyranny Federalism Federalism guarded against tyranny by first dividing between two distinct governments. The portion allotted to each subdivided among distinct and separate departments. A double security arises to the rights of the people. Federalism gave powers to the central government. They gave powers to the states, and they shared powers together. There is no single ruler with absolute power. We all have to work together. Separation of Powers Legislative, executive, and judiciary are the three great departments of power. Liberty requires that they be separate and distinct. Each power has their own rules, running style, and different types of powers. Big States vs. Small States Representatives for the House will be given to the states according to their population. Each state will get the one representative for every certain amount of people in their state. The greater the population the more representatives that state gets.
The senate is composed of two senators from each state chosen by the legislatures. Each senator gets one vote so its fair and equal. Even though big states and small states both get two senators, it is still fair because each state will get equal representation. Checks and Balances The constant aim is to divide and arrange the several offices so they are a check on each other. The three branches should not be so far separated as to have no constitutional control over each other. They should all work together and have their own special jobs. They support each other and our government needs each and every branch to run the government sufficiently. Resolution Constitution How Did the Constitution Guard Against Tyranny? By: Carter Rohal vs. Sources: ~ Document A: Federalism
~ Document B: Separation of Powers
~ Document C: Checks and Balances
~ Document D: Big States vs. Small States Powers Given to the
Central Government Powers Shared Powers Given
to the States Regulate Trade
Conduct foreign relations
Provide an army and navy
Declare War
Print and coin Money
Set up post offices
Make immigration laws Document A Document B The Constitution provides three branches that protects any individual branch from being to powerful. It's a basic concept of checks and balances.

Example: No one supreme ruler can take all power for themselves. Document C Document D
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