Democracy in America: Volumes I & II

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Alexis de Tocqueville's Democracy in America (De la démocratie en Amérique) is a classic text detailing the United States of the 1830s, showing a primarily favorable view by Tocqueville as he compares it to his native France. Considered to be an important account of the U.S. democratic system, it has become a classic work in the fields of political science and history. It quickly became popular in both the United States and Europe. Democracy in America was first published as two volumes, one in 1835 and the other in 1840; both are included in this edition.
 

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Chapter IX That the Americans Apply the Principle of Interest Rightly Understood to Religious Matters
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Chapter X Of the Taste for Physical WellBeing in America
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Chapter XI Peculiar Effects of the Love of Physical Gratifications in Democratic Ages
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Chapter XII Causes of Fanatical Enthusiasm in Some Americans
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Chapter XIII Causes of the Restless Spirit of Americans in the Midst of Their Prosperity
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Chapter XIV Taste for Physical Gratifications United in America to Love of Freedom and Attention to Public Affairs
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Chapter XV That Religious Belief Sometimes Turns the Thoughts of the Americans to Immaterial Pleasures
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Chapter XVI That Excessive Care of Worldly Welfare May Impair that Welfare
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Chapter V Necessity of Examining the Condition of the StatesPart II
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Chapter V Necessity of Examining the Condition of the StatesPart III
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Chapter VI Judicial Power in the United States
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Chapter VII Political Jurisdiction in the United States
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Chapter VIII The Federal ConstitutionPart I
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Chapter VIII The Federal ConstitutionPart II
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Chapter VIII The Federal ConstitutionPart III
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Chapter VIII The Federal ConstitutionPart IV
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Chapter VIII The Federal ConstitutionPart V
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Chapter IX Why the People May Strictly Be Said to Govern in the United States
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Chapter X Parties in the United States
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Chapter XI Liberty of the Press in the United States
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Chapter XII Political Associations in the United States
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Chapter XIII Government of the Democracy in America Part I
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Chapter XIII Government of the Democracy in America Part II
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Chapter XIII Government of the Democracy in America Part III
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Chapter XIV Advantages American Society Derive from DemocracyPart I
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Chapter XIV Advantages American Society Derive from DemocracyPart II
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Chapter XV Unlimited Power of Majority and Its ConsequencesPart I
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Chapter XV Unlimited Power of Majority and Its ConsequencesPart II
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Chapter XVI Causes Mitigating Tyranny in the United StatesPart I
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Chapter XVI Causes Mitigating Tyranny in the United StatesPart II
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Chapter XVII Principal Causes Maintaining the Democratic RepublicPart I
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Chapter XVII Principal Causes Maintaining the Democratic RepublicPart II
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Chapter XVII Principal Causes Maintaining the Democratic RepublicPart III
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Chapter XVII Principal Causes Maintaining the Democratic RepublicPart IV
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Chapter XVIII Future Condition of Three Races in the United StatesPart I
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Chapter XVIII Future Condition of Three Races Part II
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Chapter XVIII Future Condition of Three Races Part IV
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Chapter XVIII Future Condition of Three Races Part V
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Chapter XVIII Future Condition of Three Races Part VI
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Chapter XVIII Future Condition of Three Races Part VII
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Chapter XVIII Future Condition of Three Races Part VIII
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Chapter XVIII Future Condition of Three Races Part IX
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Chapter XVIII Future Condition of Three Races Part X
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Conclusion
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INFLUENCE OF DEMOCRACY ON PROGRESS OF OPINION IN THE UNITED STATES
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De Tocquevilles Preface to the Second Part
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INFLUENCE OF DEMOCRACY ON THE ACTION OF INTELLECT IN THE UNITED STATES
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Chapter I Philosophical Method Among the Americans
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Chapter II Of the Principal Source of Belief Among Democratic Nations
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Chapter III Why the Americans Display More Readiness and More Taste for General Ideas than Their Forefathers the English
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Chapter IV Why the Americans Have Never Been so Eager as the French for General Ideas in Political Matters
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Chapter V Of the Manner in Which Religion in the United States Avails Itself of Democratic Tendencies
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Chapter VI Of the Progress of Roman Catholicism in the United States
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Chapter VII Of the Cause of a Leaning to Pantheism Amongst Democratic Nations
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Chapter VIII The Principle of Equality Suggests to the Americans the Idea of the Indefinite Perfectibility of Man
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Chapter IX The Example of the Americans Does Not Prove that a Democratic People Can Have No Aptitude and No Taste for Science L
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Chapter X Why the Americans Are More Addicted to Practical than to Theoretical Science
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Chapter XI Of the Spirit in Which the Americans Cultivate the Arts
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Chapter XII Why the Americans Raise Some Monuments so Insignificant and Others so Important
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Chapter XIII Literary Characteristics of Democratic Ages
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Chapter XIV The Trade of Literature
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Chapter XV The Study of Greek and Latin Literature Peculiarly Useful in Democratic Communities
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Chapter XVI The Effect of Democracy on Language
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Chapter XVII Of Some of the Sources of Poetry Amongst Democratic Nations
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Chapter XVIII Of the Inflated Style of American Writers and Orators
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Chapter XIX Some Observations on the Drama Amongst Democratic Nations
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Chapter XX Characteristics of Historians in Democratic Ages
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Chapter XXI Of Parliamentary Eloquence in the United States
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INFLUENCE OF DEMOCRACY ON THE FEELINGS OF AMERICANS
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Chapter I Why Democratic Nations Show a More Ardent and Enduring Love of Equality than of Liberty
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Chapter II Of Individualism in Democratic Countries
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Chapter III Individualism Stronger at the Close of a Democratic Revolution than at Other Periods
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Chapter IV That the Americans Combat the Effects of Individualism by Free Institutions
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Chapter V Of the Use Which the Americans Make of Public Associations in Civil Life
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Chapter VI Of the Relation Between Public Associations and Newspapers
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Chapter VII Connection of Civil and Political Associations
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Chapter VIII The Americans Combat Individualism by the Principle of Interest Rightly Understood
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Chapter XVII That in Times Marked by Equality of Conditions and Sceptical Opinions it is Important to Remove to a Distance the
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Chapter XVIII That Amongst the Americans All Honest Callings Are Honorable
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Chapter XIX That Almost All the Americans Follow Industrial Callings
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Chapter XX That Aristocracy May Be Engendered by Manufactures
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INFLUENCE OF DEMOCRACY ON MANNERS PROPERLY SO CALLED
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Chapter I That Manners Are Softened as Social Conditions Become More Equal
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Chapter II That Democracy Renders the Habitual Intercourse of the Americans Simple and Easy
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Chapter III Why the Americans Show so Little Sensitiveness in Their Own Country and Are so Sensitive in Europe
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Chapter IV Consequences of the Three Preceding Chapters
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Chapter V How Democracy Affects the Relation of Masters and Servants
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Chapter VI That Democratic Institutions and Manners Tend to Raise Rents and Shorten the Terms of Leases
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Chapter VII Influence of Democracy on Wages
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Chapter VIII Influence of Democracy on Kindred
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Chapter IX Education of Young Women in the United States
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Chapter X The Young Woman in the Character of a Wife
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Chapter XI That the Equality of Conditions Contributes to the Maintenance of Good Morals in America
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Chapter XII How the Americans Understand the Equality of the Sexes
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Chapter XIII That the Principle of Equality Naturally Divides the Americans into a Number of Small Private Circles
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Chapter XIV Some Reflections on American Manners
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Chapter XV Of the Gravity of the Americans and Why it Does Not Prevent Them from Often Committing Inconsiderate Actions
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Chapter XVI Why the National Vanity of the Americans is More Restless and Captious than that of the English
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Chapter XVII That the Aspect of Society in the United States is at Once Excited and Monotonous
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Chapter XVIII Of Honor in the United States and in Democratic Communities
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Chapter XIX Why so Many Ambitious Men and so Little Lofty Ambition Are to Be Found in the United States
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Chapter XX The Trade of PlaceHunting in Certain Democratic Countries
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Chapter XXI Why Great Revolutions Will Become More Rare
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Chapter XXII Why Democratic Nations Are Naturally Desirous of Peace and Democratic Armies of War
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Chapter XXIII Which is the Most Warlike and Most Revolutionary Class in Democratic Armies?
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Chapter XXIV Causes Which Render Democratic Armies Weaker than Other Armies at the Outset of a Campaign and More Formidable in
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Chapter XXV Of Discipline in Democratic Armies
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Chapter XXVI Some Considerations on War in Democratic Communities
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INFLUENCE OF DEMOCRATIC OPINIONS ON POLITICAL SOCIETY
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Chapter I That Equality Naturally Gives Men a Taste for Free Institutions
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Chapter II That the Notions of Democratic Nations on Government Are Naturally Favorable to the Concentration of Power
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Chapter III That the Sentiments of Democratic Nations Accord with Their Opinions in Leading Them to Concentrate Political Power
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Chapter IV Of Certain Peculiar and Accidental Causes Which Either Lead a People to Complete Centralization of Government or Whi
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Chapter V That Amongst the European Nations of Our Time the Power of Governments is Increasing Although the Persons Who Govern
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Chapter VI What Sort of Despotism Democratic Nations Have to Fear
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Chapter VII Continuation of the Preceding Chapters
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Chapter VIII General Survey of the Subject
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Appendix A
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Appendix B
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Appendix C
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Appendix D
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Appendix E
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Appendix F
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Appendix G
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Appendix H
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Appendix I
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Appendix K
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Appendix L
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Appendix M
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Appendix N
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Appendix O
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Appendix P
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Appendix Q
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Appendix R
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Appendix S
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Appendix T
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Appendix U
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Appendix V
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Appendix W
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Appendix X
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Appendix Y
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Appendix Z
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Constitution of the United States of America
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Bill of Rights
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Endnotes
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