Strike against Tyranny
How to guard against tyranny
How it guards the US of tyranny: Federalism divides the government into two seperate governments branches, which checks eachother because they both have different abilities so one doesnt have too many. The state government have more local abilities within that state so the government can't interfere with the state and the state can't interfere with other states and doesnt become more powerful over other states. The national government has national abilities instead of single state abilities so it can only change things nationally instead of making a state do something.
Seperation of Powers
Definition: Seperating the government into three branches.
How it guards against tyranny: Seperating the branches divides up the government evenly so the government doesnt have supreme power, Legislative, Executive, Judicial. Dividing the branches means that instead of one huge vote it goes through each branch that can veto it, declare it constitutional, etc. and can check eachother so one doesnt become to powerful by a system called checks and balances.
Checks and Balances
The Legislative branch checks with the Executive branch by impeaching the president, overriding vetos, and approving presidential nominations. The Legislative branch can also check with the Judicial branch by impeaching judges and nominating/approving judges. This helps guard against tyranny by making sure no one branch is too powerful?
The Executive branch can check the Legislative branch by vetoing congressional legislations. The Executive branch can also check with the Judicial branch by nominating judges. This checks the other branches making sure neither one is more powerful than the rest.
The Judicial branch can check with the Legislative branch by declaring laws unconstitutional. The Judicial branch can also check with the Executive branch by declaring presidential acts unconstitutional. As you can see each branch checks eachother making sure neither of the branches is the most powerful guarding against tyranny.