Tyranny Poster

No Tyranny in USA


The power surrendered by the people first divided between two distinct governments. Madison's idea of division of power between central and state governments is known as


Powers given to the central government Some were print money provide an army and navy declare war, print and coin money, set up post offices, and make immigration laws.

Powers shared Tax, borrow money, set up courts, make laws, enforce laws.

powers given to the states Set up local governments, hold elections, establish schools, pass marriage and divorce laws, regulate in-state businesses.

Federalism is one way we guard against tyranny by not giving any one part of the government all the power.

Separation of Powers

Legislative: congress makes the laws.

Judicial: supreme courts rules whether laws are constitutional.

Executive: president enforces the laws.

Sparation of power helps guard against tyranny because no one person has ultimate power.

Checks and Balances

To divide the different offices in power so they can check on each other. This helps make sure no one office is in compleat power.

The president can veto congress laws and nominate supreme court judges (executive branch)

Legislative branch, congress, confirms suerprem court judges ; impeach jugeds or the president.

Judicial branch surperme court , can say the persident did something unconstitutional and that laws are unconstitutional.

Small States vs Large States

All states have 2 senators in congress. Each state gets at least 1 repersentive in the House of Repersentive, plus 1 for every 30,000 people over the first 30,000. Larger states then can have more repersentives, but the same number of senators. This makes the balance of power between small states and large states.