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 Ratification of the Constitution Indexes | Index to Volumes 4–7: Ratification of the Constitution by the States: Massachusetts | D |  Despotism

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– American Revolution fought against [32 references]

– Americans not ready for slavery [1 reference]

– anarchy leads to [6 references]

– Antifederalists warn against [1 reference]

– some Antifederalists want [1 reference]

– attack on those who want to establish [2 references]

– as best form of government [8 references]

– bill of rights needed to prevent [1 reference]

– bills of rights originated in despotic governments [1 reference]

– British government not far removed from [1 reference]

– capital will be ruled by under Constitution [1 reference]

– Constitution will lead to [30 references]

– Constitution will not lead to [6 references]

– created by pride and madness of man [1 reference]

– criticism of [3 references]

– dangers of [1 reference]

– throughout Europe [1 reference]

– and fall of liberty in Greece [1 reference]

– fear necessary in government of [1 reference]

– Federalists said to prefer over Articles of Confederation [1 reference]

– fickle and ardent are tools for government of [1 reference]

– distinguished from a republican form of government [1 reference]

– man can rise above government of [1 reference]

– most, common form of government in world [1 reference]

– no need for virtue or honor in [1 reference]

– not possible when freedom of debate is maintained [1 reference]

– only way to avoid arbitrary power is to give government proper authority [1 reference]

– origin of [1 reference]

– people under will not support government [1 reference]

– possible when people become corrupted [1 reference]

– President’s power will lead to [1 reference]

– large republics will degenerate into [1 reference]

– ruins happiness [2 references]

– states in danger of under Articles of Confederation [1 reference]

– usurpation of power leads to [1 reference]

– will occur if Constitution is rejected [4 references]

See Also

See also Aristocracy

See also Democracy

See also Government, debate over nature of

See also Monarchy

See also Oligarchy

See also Republican form of government

See also Tyranny