How To Guard Against Tyranny

By: Ellie Hanlon

Federalism

Federalism is another word for a compound government. This kind of government will check others powers and the branches of the government. The central government and the states can both set taxes, borrow money, set up courts and make and enforce laws.

Big States vs. Small States

The House of Representatives is based of of your states population. Rhode Island and Delaware only had one representatives because they Re the smallest states of population. Virginia had ten representatives because they had the highest population. Larger states would have more representatives and smaller states wanted it to be by the senate because they would have equal representatives. This prevented large states to not dominate over smaller states.