"Democracy In America"

Alexis De Tocqueville's Democracy in America delves deep into how the American States and the federal government would grow politically and socially under the umbrella of democracy. He sees the United States as a unique entity because of how and why it started as well as its

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French Revolution -- Tocqueville

Since beginning to study political science I have heard the name and read the quotes of Alexis de Tocqueville. A Frenchman, historian, political theorist, and student and writer of the French Revolution -- Tocqueville has become a scholar in all democratic societ

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The Biography of Alexis de Tocqueville

Alexis de Tocqueville was born on July 29, 1805, in Paris. His father was a government official in various parts of France. His great-grandfather was a liberal aristocrat who was killed in the French Revolution. And his mother was a devoted Roman Catholic. Abbe Lesueur was Tocqueville's tutor,

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The Democracy in America

Alexis de Tocqueville's visit to the United States in the early part of the nineteenth century prompted his work Democracy in America, in which he expressed the ability to make democracy work. Throughout his travels Tocqueville noted that private interest and personal gain motivated the actions of m

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The Turner's Hypothesis

The wide open frontier a place of freedom and promise. Fredrick Jackson Turner states that the frontier changed almost every aspect of the pioneer making them distinctly American. Unfortunately, Turner's thesis as it is called is not true in all aspects. Many historians including Ca

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The Aspects of Revolutions

Alexis de Tocqueville and Karl Marx both believed that revolutions were inevitable. However, the two did not agree on all aspects of revolution. De Tocqueville found that revolutions couldn't be deterred, but also found that no laws in history determined revolutions. On the other hand, Marx used a l

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The Concept of Enlightened Self-Interest

What are the roles of the Citizen in American Democracy? If one were to ask this question of Alexis de Tocqueville, he would have had quite a lot to say about it. Alexis de Tocqueville was a French aristocrat who lived from 1805 to 1859. In 1831, he came to the U.S. fo

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Political Freedom: Arendt and de Tocqueville

Political Freedom: Arendt and de Tocqueville Freedom in America emanates from the state of political freedom held by the citizens. Both Hannah Arendt and Alexis de Tocqueville provide criticism of the apparent shape freedom maintains in America as well as insight regarding how they perceive true p

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Alexis De Tocqueville, Democracy in America

Alexis De Tocqueville, Democracy in America Aristocracy is a phenomenon that is perhaps as natural a summer crop, and as devastating as the locusts that eat it. De Tocqueville's position on aristocracy is quite clear. He is a strong advocate of the aristocracy, it is a part of the natural order

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The De Tocqueville's and Arendt's Ideas Compared

When Alexis de Tocqueville wrote Democracy in America in 1830, democracy was still a new phenomenon. In the introduction to his book, Tocqueville views democracy as an inevitable social tide that is sweeping the world, ordained by the will of God. He argues that in America religion and politics w

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Democracy in the U.S

Each of us is aware that change is everywhere we look. No segment of society is exempt. We as the public are dealing with the advent of continuous and ever increasing change. Change in technology, change in resource availability, change in national demographics, change in work

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Beliefs of Freedom

There are multitudes of varying perceptions regarding the concept of freedom. Whether the freedom of the individual, of our nation, or of the human race, there is a constant state of conflicting emotions in our country that date back to the colonial days. Just as the new settle

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Liberty in Society

Both Adam Smith and Alexis de Tocqueville agree that an individual is the most qualified to make decisions affecting the sphere of the individual as long as those decisions do not violate the law of justice. From this starting point, each theorist proposes

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The Effects of War

War solves problems, but the wastefulness of war can only be felt by the people's families, friends, and of course, the person in the trenches. Hundreds, and sometimes thousands, dying at the hands of other war soldiers whose only purpose is to kill. Bloodshed all over the world because of greed a

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A Look At Minority Rule In America

The People Who Control Your Mind: A Look At Minority Rule In America Alexis de Tocqueville discussed how he believed that majority rules in the United States. He writes about how the majority in America has control over the opinions of the masses and how people do not think for themselves. The la

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The People Who Control Your Mind

The People Who Control Your Mind: A Look At Minority Rule In America Alexis de Tocqueville discussed how he believed that majority rules in the United States. He writes about how the majority in America has control over the opinions of the masses and how people do not think for themselves. The lat

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The Tyranny of Majority by Alexis de Tocqueville

The Federalist No. 10 by James Madison and The Tyranny of the Majority by Alexis de Tocqueville are two political papers which analyze some parts of the American constitution. Each of the authors have their own distinct thoughts on the constitution and they agree in some areas, and, differ drastic

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Multilingualism of The United States

The question of whether or not English should be an official language has been a controversial topic since the country was founded. There are many differing opinions on this topic. There are the extremists who feel strongly for it. Then there are the aver

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A Great American President " T. Jeferson "

Obtaining the Presidency of the United States is an arduous challenge itself, but living up to the expectations and gaining the respect of the public is even more demanding. Where many has succeeded in their administration, many have fell into the grueling abyss of embarrassment and failure. At t

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