Does the Federalist Constitution Protect or does not Protect Democracy from Democracy’s self destructive nature?


Essay #2


The Federalist Constitution does protect democracy from its own destructive nature because it divides the powers. The first seven articles of the constitution outline the power structure of the American government. Article 1 creates the Legislative Branch of government, which is the house and senate. Article 2 establishes the Executive Power, which is the President. The third article shows the Judicial Power or the Supreme Court. Separating the government into three different parts help stop the abuse of power. The legislative branch is the law making body, and it is up to them to regulate commerce, declare war and collect taxes. All bills have to pass the house and senate before it reaches the president. The President, or the executive branch is the commander and chief of the Army and Navy. The Judicial branch handles cases that have to do with law and equity under the constitution. Since all branches have different powers, not just one branch can control everything. They must all agree on the same thing for a law to be passed or something to be changed.


The first ten amendments establish the Bill of Rights and it shows the rights every citizen has. If people don’t have any rights then a Democratic government wouldn’t work because not everyone would have a say in things. The bill of rights allows people freedom to assemble and speech so they could get their ideas across. Amendment 15 allows people of any race, color or servitude to vote. This way everybody can vote, and people can fight for their rights or ideas through voting. Having the government divided up and letting the people have rights truly affects the way our government works. If the people didn’t have an influence on the government, then not everybody would get what they want.