CONSTITUTION

How did the constitution guard against tyranny

How it started

In May 1787 they began to drift into Philadelphia, 55 individuals al responding to the call for a Constitutional Convention. Most were wealthy, all were white, all were male. They came from elven of rather disunited states stretched along the eastern seaboard. New Hampshire delegates would not show up until July. Rhode Island would not show up at all.
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The problem

The problem facing this remarkable group of men was existing constitution, Articles of Confederation, just wasn't working. Under the Articles there was no chief executive, there was no court system, there was no was not even a way for the central government to force a state to pay taxes. A new constitution, creating a stronger central government, was necessary if the new nation was hold together.