Final Project

Learning Target 19-23

How The Constitution Guards Against Tyranny Lt 19

The Constitution guards against tyranny in so many ways because when Britain was under control the American colonist they went through tyranny. They made the Constitution to prevent tyranny after the American colonist separated with Britain.

3 ways that the Constitution guards against tyranny

  1. They made The Bill of Rights that list all our rights to what we are aloud to do and not to do also what our consequences will be in certain actions.
  2. In Amendment 5 it states restrictions on the government's prosecution of persons accused of crimes. It prohibits self-incrimination and double jeopardy and mandates due of process of law.
  3. The Constitution creates a bicameral(2 part) national legislature, called the congress the 2 part or "houses" of congress are the House of Representatives and the senate they created this so there wouldn't be any tyranny.

How The Constitution Separates Powers Lt 20

The Constitution separates the powers of the government by 3 branches.

  1. The Legislative Branch: Creates the laws.
  2. The Judicial Branch: Makes sure all laws are constitutional.
  3. The Executive Branch: Enforces laws.

Checks and Balances Lt 21

Check and balances keeps one branch from having too much power they have check and balances on almost everything. For example the president can veto a law passed by congress, but the congress can re-vote the law with a 2/3 vote.

How the Bill of Rights Shows We Have a Limited Government Lt 22

The Bill of Rights shows that we have a limited government like in Amendment 4 through 8 they show us how we have a limited amount of rules stating your rights if you did make a certain crime. In Amendment 7 the judge cannot decide whether you're guilty or not because a judge can be bias, but the judge cannot decide the jury will decide whether you are guilty or not guilty.

How The Bill of Rights Protects Our Basic Freedom Lt 23

The Bill of Rights was made because the anti-federalist complained saying that there was no basic freedom in the Constitution for all the people. After the anti-federalist complained about having no basic freedom they made up the 10 Amendments out of the 27 Amendments in the Constitution and called it the Bill or rights. The first amendment in the Bill of Right states our basic freedom which is speech, press, religion, peaceably to assemble, and petition.