How The Framers Prevented Tyranny

By: Ryan Ball


Federalism is the separation of powers within the Federal and State governments. The federal government and state governments can check each other. The state governments take care of more state based problems such as establishing and maintaining schools. The federal government take care or more nation-wide problems such as regulating foreign trade.

Separation of power

Separation of powers is the how to constitution separates power within the federal government. The federal government is broken up into three branches, executive, legislative, and judicial. The three branches each do there own power which helps guard from tyranny. The legislative branch makes the law, the executive branch enforces the law, and the judicial branch interprets the law.

Checks and Balances

Checks and balances help guard against tyranny because the three branches can all check each other in many different ways.

Big states vs small states

To help prevent tyranny, the framers tried there best to not let big states over power small states. To follow through with this, the framers decided that no matter how big of state, they would each get 2 representatives in senate. This makes sure that big states can't "bully" the small states because they get equal representation in senate.


Hope you learned a lot about how those hard working framers insured that not one branch or person would get too much power.