How would the constitution guard against tyranny Essay

Simply by: AngelВ NeylandВ

HowВ didВ theВ constitutionВ guardВ againstВ tyranny? В

WhatВ wouldВ lifeВ beВ likeВ withoutВ theВ Constitution? В В Eventually, В weВ wouldВ haveВ aВ tyranny. В TheВ thingВ thatВ theВ colonistsВ wereВ tryingВ toВ avoid.  ​ TheВ U. S. В ConstitutionВ establishedВ

America's national government and fundamental laws,  and guaranteed certain basic rights for its citizens.  It was signed on September 17,  1787,  by delegates to the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia,  presided over by George Washington.  Under America's first governing document,  the Articles of Confederation,  the national government was weak and states operated like independent countries.  At the 1787 convention,  delegates devised a plan for a stronger federal government with three branches–executive,  legislative and judicial–along with a system of checks and balances to ensure no single branch would have too much power.  The Bill of Rights–10 amendments guaranteeing basic individual protections such as freedom of speech and religion–became part of the Constitution in 1791.  To date,  there have been a total of 27 constitutional amendments.  In 1789,  Madison,  then a member of the newly established U. S.  House of Representatives,  introduced 19 amendments to the Constitution.  On September 25,  1789,  Congress adopted 12 of the amendments and sent them to the states for ratification.  Ten of these amendments,  known collectively as the ​ Bill of Rights​

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wereВ ratifiedВ andВ becameВ partВ ofВ theВ ConstitutionВ onВ DecemberВ 10, В 1791. В TheВ BillВ ofВ RightsВ guaranteesВ individualsВ certainВ basicВ protectionsВ asВ citizens, В includingВ freedomВ ofВ speech, В religionВ andВ theВ pressНѕВ theВ rightВ toВ bearВ andВ keepВ armsНѕВ theВ rightВ toВ peaceablyВ assembleНѕВ protectionВ fromВ unreasonableВ searchВ andВ seizureНѕВ andВ theВ rightВ toВ aВ speedyВ andВ publicВ trialВ byВ anВ impartialВ jury. В ForВ hisВ contributionsВ toВ theВ draftingВ ofВ theВ Metabolism, В asВ wellВ asВ itsВ ratification, В MadisonВ becameВ knownВ asВ " FatherВ ofВ theВ...

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