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    When Alexis de Tocqueville came to America almost two centuries ago, he was a young French nobleman, and an astute political scientist. He came here to determine the actual meaning of democracy, and to see it in action. De Tocqueville wanted to learn how democracy could eventually replace the worn out monarchies of Europe.
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    "Democracy In America" is a treatise about what America was like, which de Tocqueville wrote after his visit to America. He also examines the potential dangers of majority rule, which he felt could sometimes be every bit as tyrannical as the rule of the aristocracy. The influence of political parties is examined in detail, as well as the effect that the press has on the government.
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Kind Of History

Time of history:    -   19th century History of a people?    -   Yes Nationality?    -   American--General Largely political history?    -   Yes Kind of political history    -   democracy

Subjects of this Historical Account

Religion? (if plays a major part)    -   Protestants! Is the portrayal sympathetic?    -   Sympathetic From a certain profession/group?    -   farmers Intelligence of subject of history:    -   Smart


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Southeast    -   Northeast Farm/Ranch:    -   farm Farms/Ranches?    -   Yes

Writing Style

How much gore?    -   1 () How fast-paced is the book?    -   2 () Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Book makes you feel...    -   in awe How much focus on stories of individuals?    -   Focuses mostly on the people/nation level How much romance?    -   1 () Minor characters feature lots of:    -   farmers Is this a kid's book?    -   Ages 16-Adult Pictures/Illustrations?    -   None Length of book    -   300-350 pages How much emphasis on small details?    -   8 ()

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