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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 How Does the Constitution Guard Against Tyranny? Checks and Balances The three branches in the federal government were made so that they could check each other if one branch was getting to powerful. For example, if the Legislative Branch made a law that was against the constitution, the Judicial Branch could declare the law unconstitutional. Federalism The United States has a federal government, and state governments. This allows the people to have double security. It also allows the two governments to have a division of power, as well as the ability to control each other, and themselves without leading to tyranny. Separation of Powers LAUREN SPILLANE Madison states that if all of the three branches became one and were not distinct, it would lead to a tyranny. For a solution, the Judicial Branch, Legislative Branch, and the Executive Branch, while having the ability to check each other, have separate powers and jobs. Fair Representation In the House of Representatives, each state has a number of votes according to their population. In the Senate, every state gets an equal amount of votes (2 votes). This makes the representation fair and less likely to lead to tyranny because the more populated states are happy in the House of Representatives because they get more votes and therefore more power, but the less populated states are happier in the Senate because everyone had an equal representation.
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