2.The United States Constitution divides power vertically (federalism) and horizontally (the separat

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2.The United States Constitution divides power vertically (federalism) and horizontally (the separation of powers). It also encourages the division of American society into a “multiplicity of interests” (Federalist Papers #10 & 51). What is the reasoning or philosophy behind this? What purpose/purposes does the Constitution seek to achieve by dividing the powers of government and society in this manner? Do U.S. federalism and the separation of powers have any implications for the liberty of the American people? font 12- times new roman 2 pages double spaced

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Running Header: US CONSTITUTIONUS ConstitutionStudent Name:CourseDue dateInstructorCourse numberRunning Header: US CONSTITUTIONFederalism and the separation of powersIn analysis of the separation of power we can say that the US constitution provides for aseparation of power. This separation is deliberate and though some may view it as inefficient ithas its purpose and reason. The framers of the constitution devised this separation for a numberof reasons but the primary sole reason was to stop or prevent the majority from ruling with aniron fist or with unchallenged authority. This is basically meant to veer away from the prospectof giving a new government too much power. Thus this separation of powers provides a systemof shared power also known as the checks and balances.In this light we see that the framing of the constitution was in fact deliberate and accurateand has helped the US government to grow and develop. The constitutional structure focusesalso on political institutions and in this sense the constitution represents federalism and theseparation of powers. Basically in looking at the constitution federalism limits the government orruling majority by

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