Do you know how the U.S. Constitution guarded against tyranny? The Constitution was made on September 17, 1787. The Constitution led to the foundation of our government. The Constitution protected against tyranny which is a cruel and oppressive government or rule. The Constitution did this in three ways Federalism, separation of powers, and the check and balances system.

The first system put in place to guard against tyranny was federalism. Federalism means both central and state governments have the power, to tax and enforce laws. This made it so both the governments had equal power, so no one could be more powerful. It also helped them work together because they had equal respect for one another.