How our government protects against it


Federalism prevents the national goverment and the state goverment from gaining powe over the nation and the nations power.

Separation of powers

Executive, enforce laws- appoint judges and make treaties.

Legislative, approve judges, approve budgets.

Judicial desides meaning of laws -judicial reviw

Checks and balances

They check to make sure each branch has equal power. They make sure no branch has more power than others.

The great compromise

Senate had one vote per state with equal representation. House of Representatives had votes based on their population with proportional representation.