How does the government guard against tyranny?

In order to protect against tyranny by either the state or national governments, the Constitution provided for federalism, a system of checks and balances, separation of powers and balance of power between the small and large states in order to ensure no single institution would have excess power.

Why do we need a bill of rights in the Constitution?

The Bill of Rights is the first 10 Amendments to the Constitution. It spells out Americans’ rights in relation to their government. It guarantees civil rights and liberties to the individual—like freedom of speech, press, and religion.

What was the most important reason given for including a bill of rights in the Constitution?

In order to overcome the arguments of the Anti-Federalists, the Federalists had agreed to add a bill of rights to the Constitution.

What does the Constitution say about states rights?

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.