How Did The Constitution

Guard Against Tyranny?

By: Houston Hunter


Federalism is the compound government. The two different govornments is the State Govornment and the National Govornment. Each Govornment is given different powers, but they do share some powers. The powers they share are the power to tax, borrow money, set up courts, make laws, and enforce laws. The powers given to the states are the power to set up local Govornment, hold elections, establish schools, pass marrage and de force laws, and regulate in state businesses. The powers given to the national Govornment are the power to provide and army and navy, print and coin money, make immigration laws, regulate trade, set up post offices, conduct foreign relations, and declare war.

How does federalism guard against tyranny?

Federalism guards against tyranny because one brach can't completely over rule the other. The powers are separated in stead of one govornment having all the power and doing insane things and having tyranny. It makes sure nobody has absolute power.

Separation of Powers

The separation of powers is the separation of powers between the judicial, legislative, and executive branch. The legislative branch has the Congress of the United States and tap Senate and a House of Representatives. The executive branch has the President (of the United States) and a Vice President. The judicial branch has the Supreme Court and many judges.

How does separation of powers guard against tyranny?

The separation of powers guard against tyranny because it distributes the authority between the three branches and denies the ability to have one branch rule the whole country.

Checks And Ballances

How does checks and balances guard against tyranny?

Checks and balances guards against tyranny because they all check eachotherto make sure one branch or another isn't doing anything bad, therefore guarding against tyranny.

Big States v.s. Small States

In the House of Representatives, the number of representatives was based on the number of population. The big states had more representatives because their population was high and the small states had less representatives because their population was low. But in the senate, each state got one vote so it was equal.

How does the small state- large state compromise guard against tyranny?

The small state- large state compromise guards against tyranny because it prevents the larger states from completely over powering the smaller states.

Guarding Against Tyranny

Overall, the constitution does a great job of guarding against tyranny with federalism, separation of powers, checks and balances, and the big states v.s. small states compromise.