The U.S. Constitution and Tyrrany
How The Framers Guarded Against Tyrrany
What is TYRANNY?
"The accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive, and judiciary, in the same hands, whether of one, a few, or many, and whether hereditary, self-appointed or elective, may justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny.”
Separation of Power
To prevent a tyrannical government, there must be different branches of government that control different things. Otherwise all the power is in one place, which is tyranny. The United State's government is separated into three branches: the legislative, judicial and executive branches. The legislative branch makes laws, the executive branch enforces laws, and the judicial branch interprets laws. By separating the power of the government between three branches, no one group or person can become a tyrant.
Consists of Supreme Court, other lower courts too
Job: Interpret laws
Consists of the Senate and the House of Representitives
Job: Make laws
Consists of President and Vice President (and others)
Job: Enforces laws