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“Colossus of Despotism”

How did the Federalists respond?

Antifederalists saw the Constitution                                     as a potential tool of tyranny

Several spoke out against it, including Patrick Henry

They called it the “… most daring attempt to establish a despotic aristocracy among freemen, that the world has ever witnessed."

Antifederalist No. 47 "BALANCE" OF DEPARTMENTS  NOT ACHIEVED UNDER NEW CONSTITUTION

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