Democracy in America. Volume 2


Alexis de Tocqueville

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

Democracy in America, written by French lawyer Alexis de Tocqueville in 1831, documents his travels through America where he finds an equality unknown in Europe. When Alexis de Tocqueville came to study Democracy in America, the trial of nearly a half-century of the working of our system had been made, and it had been proved, by many crucial tests, to be a government of “liberty regulated by law,” with such results in the development of strength, in population, wealth, and military and commercial power, as no age had ever witnessed. Democracy in America was received at once by the scholars and thinkers of Europe as a profound, impartial, and entertaining exposition of the principles of popular, representative self-government. This book continues to be as important today as when it was first written.
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Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Part Two: Influence Of Democracy On Progress Of Opinion in The United States
De Tocqueville’s Preface To The Second Part
Section I: Influence of Democracy on the Action of Intellect

Chapter I: Philosophical Method Among the Americans
Chapter II: Of The Principal Source Of Belief Among Democratic Nations
Chapter III: Why The Americans Display More Readiness And More Taste
Chapter IV: Why The Americans Have Never Been So Eager As The French
Chapter V: Of The Manner In Which Religion In The United States Avails
Chapter VI: Of The Progress Of Roman Catholicism In The United States
Chapter VII: Of The Cause Of A Leaning To Pantheism
Chapter VIII: The Principle Of Equality Suggests To The Americans
Chapter IX: The Example Of The Americans Does Not Prove
Chapter X: Why The Americans Are More Addicted To Practical
Chapter XI: Of The Spirit In Which The Americans Cultivate The Arts
Chapter XII: Why The Americans Raise Some Monuments So Insignificant
Chapter XIII: Literary Characteristics Of Democratic Ages
Chapter XIV: The Trade Of Literature
Chapter XV: The Study Of Greek And Latin Literature Peculiarly Useful
Chapter XVI: The Effect Of Democracy On Language
Chapter XVII: Of Some Of The Sources Of Poetry
Chapter XVIII: Of The Inflated Style Of American Writers And Orators
Chapter XIX: Some Observations On The Drama
Chapter XX: Characteristics Of Historians In Democratic Ages
Chapter XXI: Of Parliamentary Eloquence In The United States

Section 2: Influence of Democracy on the Feelings of Americans
Chapter I: Why Democratic Nations Show A More Ardent And Enduring Love
Chapter II: Of Individualism In Democratic Countries
Chapter III: Individualism Stronger
Chapter IV: That The Americans Combat The Effects Of Individualism
Chapter V: Of The Use Which The Americans Make Of Public Associations
Chapter VI: Of The Relation Between Public Associations And Newspapers
Chapter VII: Connection Of Civil And Political Associations
Chapter VIII: The Americans Combat Individualism
Chapter IX: That The Americans Apply The Principle Of Interest Rightly
Chapter X: Of The Taste For Physical Well-Being In America
Chapter XI: Peculiar Effects Of The Love Of Physical Gratifications
Chapter XII: Causes Of Fanatical Enthusiasm In Some Americans
Chapter XIII: Causes Of The Restless Spirit Of Americans
Chapter XIV: Taste For Physical Gratifications United In America
Chapter XV: That Religious Belief Sometimes Turns The Thoughts
Chapter XVI: That Excessive Care Of Worldly Welfare
Chapter XVII: That In Times Marked By Equality Of Conditions
Chapter XVIII: That Amongst The Americans All Honest Callings
Chapter XIX: That Almost All The Americans Follow Industrial Callings
Chapter XX: That Aristocracy May Be Engendered By Manufactures

Part Three: Influence Of Democracy On Manners, Properly So Called
Chapter I: That Manners Are Softened As Social Conditions Become
Chapter II: That Democracy Renders The Habitual Intercourse
Chapter III: Why The Americans Show So Little Sensitiveness
Chapter IV: Consequences Of The Three Preceding Chapters
Chapter V: How Democracy Affects the Relation Of Masters And Servants
Chapter VI: That Democratic Institutions And Manners Tend To Raise Rents
Chapter VII: Influence Of Democracy On Wages
Chapter VIII: Influence Of Democracy On Kindred
Chapter IX: Education Of Young Women In The United States
Chapter X: The Young Woman In The Character Of A Wife
Chapter XI: That The Equality Of Conditions Contributes
Chapter XII: How The Americans Understand The Equality Of The Sexes
Chapter XIII: That The Principle Of Equality Naturally Divides
Chapter XIV: Some Reflections On American Manners
Chapter XV: Of The Gravity Of The Americans
Chapter XVI: Why The National Vanity Of The Americans Is More Restless
Chapter XVII: That The Aspect Of Society In The United States
Chapter XVIII: Of Honor In The United States And In Democratic
Chapter XIX: Why So Many Ambitious Men And So Little Lofty Ambition
Chapter XX: The Trade Of Place-Hunting In Certain Democratic Countries
Chapter XXI: Why Great Revolutions Will Become More Rare
Chapter XXII: Why Democratic Nations Are Naturally Desirous Of Peace
Chapter XXIII: Which Is The Most Warlike And Most Revolutionary Class
Chapter XXIV: Causes Which Render Democratic Armies Weaker
Chapter XXV: Of Discipline In Democratic Armies
Chapter XXVI: Some Considerations On War In Democratic Communities

Part Four: Influence Of Democratic Opinions On Political Society
Chapter I: That Equality Naturally Gives Men A Taste For Freedom
Chapter II: That The Notions Of Democratic Nations On Government
Chapter III: That The Sentiments Of Democratic Nations Accord
Chapter IV: Of Certain Peculiar And Accidental Causes
Chapter V: That Amongst The European Nations Of Our Time
Chapter VI: What Sort Of Despotism Democratic Nations Have To Fear
Chapter VII: Continuation Of The Preceding Chapters
Chapter VIII: General Survey Of The Subject

Appendix to Parts I. and II.

Part I.
Appendix A
Appendix B
Appendix C
Appendix D
Appendix E
Appendix F

Part II.
Appendix G
Appendix H
Appendix I
Appendix K
Appendix L
Appendix M
Appendix N
Appendix O
Appendix P
Appendix Q
Appendix R
Appendix S
Appendix T
Appendix U
Appendix V
Appendix W
Appendix X
Appendix Y
Appendix Z

Constitution Of The United States Of America
Article I
Section 1. All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested
Section 2. The House of Representatives shall be composed
Section 3. The Senate of the United States shall be composed
Section 4. The Times, Places and Manner of holding Elections
Section 5. Each House shall be the Judge of the Elections
Section 6. The Senators and Representatives shall receive a Compensation
Section 7. All Bills for Raising Revenue shall originate in the House
Section 8. The Congress shall have Power to lay and collect Taxes
Section 9. The Migration or Importation of such Persons
Section 10. No State shall enter into any Treaty, Alliance
Article II
Section 1. The Executive Power shall be vested in a President
Section 2. The President shall be Commander in Chief of the Army
Section 3. He shall from time to time give to the Congress Information
Section 4. The President, Vice-President and all civil Officers
Article III
Section 1. The judicial Power of the United States shall be vested
Section 2. The judicial Power shall extend to all cases
Section 3. Treason against the United States shall consist
Article IV
Section 1. Full Faith and Credit shall be given in each State
Section 2. The Citizens of each State shall be entitled
Section 3. New States may be admitted by the Congress into this Union
Section 4. The United States shall guarantee to every State
Article V
Article VI
Article VII

Bill Of Rights

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