6th October 2019


How does federalism support individual rights?

Federalism secures the freedom of the individual. Federalism also protects the liberty of all persons within a State by ensuring that laws enacted in excess of delegated governmental power cannot direct or control their actions.

Beside this, which branch of government protects individual rights?

The Constitution of the United States establishes the judicial branch and defines many of the rights the judiciary protects. Congress passes laws, and the president and the executive branch make recommendations and set policy.

Who protects our rights?

There are many things the government can do to protect the rights of its citizens. One thing the government can do is to guarantee these rights in a written document such as the Constitution. The first ten amendments to our Constitution, called the Bill of Rights, guarantee basic freedoms of the American people.

How does the Bill of Rights protect the rights of the people?

The Bill of Rights applies mostly to the federal government, so citizens were not protected from the states' encroaching on their civil liberties. The Fourteenth Amendment, ratified in 1868, protects citizens against state infringements of the rights and liberties guaranteed in the Constitution.
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