The Constitution vs. Tyranny

How the Constituton prevented tyranny

The Problems:

The Articles of Confederation were not working out for the states. The government did not have enough power over the people and couldn't force anyone to pay taxes. So they needed a new government, it was the constitution. The constitution would be the 13 state's government that was very strong and secure, but the people were afraid of a possible tyranny.

The Great Compromise

The larger states wanted representation in government based on population, but the smaller states wanted representation to be equal in all states. So they came up with the great compromise. In the house, representation was based on population. In the senate, representation was equal. Now the bigger states don't have so much more power than smaller states.
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