Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville


Write a 6-7 pages essay answering ALL of the the following with reference to the authors we have read this semester: (Attached below are all the notes for the class, you don’t have to go through all of them, they are just to give you an idea what have been covered in the class so you can pick a few references out of these files to write about). Please use some reference from “Democracy in America” by Alexis de Tocqueville for this paper because we are required to read the book.
American Political Thought revolves around a few words—equality, liberty,
democracy—particularly, we have seen writers and politicians constantly return to the
ideas of the Declaration of Independence, adopting, interpreting, and rejecting its claims.
Looking back at all of the writings we have read, what have you learned about different
views of what those words mean to our different authors a authors? What have you
learned from them or from this class? what has equality been taken to mean? What is the
meaning of freedom? Of democracy?


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