“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