American Institutions


Alexis de Tocqueville (Editor)

Series: American Political, Economic, and Security Issues
BISAC: POL040000

American Institutions by Alexis De Tocqueville has attracted great attention throughout Europe, where it is universally regarded as a sound, philosophical, impartial, and remarkably clear and distinct view of our political institutions, and of our manners, opinions, and habits, as influencing or influenced by those institutions.

Writers, reviewers, and statesmen of all parties, have united in the highest commendations of its ability and integrity. The people, described by a work of such a character, should not be the only one in Christendom unacquainted with its contents. At least, so thought many of our most distinguished men, who have urged the publishers of this edition to reprint the work, and present it to the American public. They have done so in the hope of promoting among their countrymen a more thorough knowledge of their frames of government, and a more just appreciation of the great principles on which they are founded.
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Table of Contents

CHAPTER I. Exterior form of North America
CHAPTER II. Origin of the Anglo-Americans, and its Importance in Relation to their future Condition
CHAPTER III. Social Condition of the Anglo-Americans
CHAPTER IV. The Principle of the Sovereignty of the People in America
CHAPTER V. Necessity of Examining the Condition of the States before that of the Union at Large
CHAPTER VI. Judicial Power in the United States, and its Influence on Political Society
CHAPTER VII. Political Jurisdiction in the United States
CHAPTER VIII. The Federal Constitution
CHAPTER IX. Why the People may Strictly be Said to Govern in the United States
CHAPTER X. Parties in the United States
Remains of the aristocratic Party in the United States
CHAPTER XI. Liberty of the Press in the United States
CHAPTER XII. Political Associations in the United States
CHAPTER XIII. Government of the Democracy in America
CHAPTER XIV. What the Real Advantages are which American Society Derives from the Government of the Democracy
CHAPTER XV. Unlimited Power of the Majority in the United States, and its Consequences
CHAPTER XVI. Causes which Mitigate the Tyranny of the Majority in the United States
CHAPTER XVII. Principal Causes which tend to maintain the democratic Republic in the United States
CHAPTER XVIII. The Present and Probable Future Condition of the Three Races which Inhabit the Territory of the United States

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