Tyranny Dbq Analysis

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Tyranny is most often defined as harsh, absolute power in the hands of one individual like a king or a dictator.Tyrants are people who have absolute power over everything they rule. An example of a tyrant is King George the Third who inherited the Throne of England and set to gain more power through tyranny. The Constitution guards against tyranny through checks and balances and by dividing the branches of government into three branches to ensure that Tyranny will not happen.

One way the constitution guards against tyranny is by dividing the government into three major branches to prevent a tyrant. James Madison one of the Founding Fathers of the Constitution once said “Liberty requires that the three great departments of power should be
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In order to do this the Framers of the Constitution decided to come up with a solution. “...the constant aim is to divide and arrange the several offices in such a manner as they may be a check on the other…” (Doc C) This solution is called Checks and Balances and was created by the Founding Fathers of the Constitution. It insured the three branches had a way of checking each other legally. If the Legislative branch were to create an unconstitutional law then the Executive branch will have the power to veto the bill. However if the Judicial Branch declares the law unconstitutional they can block the law. “The three branches should not be so far separated as to have no constitutional control over each other.” (Doc C) On the other hand all branches are still able to block each other's actions, it is not just one single cycle. With a ⅔ vote Congress can override the President’s veto. Judges of the Supreme Court are nominated by the President but approved by the Senate to make sure the President isn’t nominating someone in their favor. If necessary Congress can impeach the President and the Supreme Court is the Judge. They can also impeach Supreme Judges to. Though separated the branches of government can still keep power balanced through a system called Checks and