Alexis De Tocqueville's "Analysis Of Democracy In America"
This paper discusses the organization and history of Alexis De Tocqueville's "Analysis Of Democracy In America" and focuses on majority rule, lawyers & juries.
# 17215 | 1,800 words | 1 source | 2010 |
Published on Feb 05, 2003 in History (U.S. Before 1865) , Political Science (Political Theory) , Literature (French)
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From the Paper:"Often, we cannot impartially judge our political, social and cultural institutions from a position of within these institutions ("What knows he of England who only England knows?"). It takes an outside observer to define and evaluate the principles upon which we base our civilization.
During Andrew Jackson's second term as President, a Frenchman, Alexis de Toqueville, anxious to impress his own nation, in the midst of one of its characteristic political experiments, of the desirability and workability of representative democracy, travelled throughout the United States, studying and observing the political process in this country. His findings and conclusions were described in Democracy in America, first published in 1839. In this often-reprinted and retranslated work, Toqueville offers a remarkably perceptive view ... "
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