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  • De Tocqueville Visit To America
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    Robert Friedman Criminology 360 Dr. Crisp February 02, 2000 Alexis de Tocqueville Alexis de Tocqueville was born in Paris on July 24, 1805. He was born into an aristocratic family and enjoyed a privileged upbringing. In his younger years he had a private tutor. As a young adult, de Tocqueville studied law in Paris. After studying law, de Tocqueville served as a substitute judge in Versailles. At the age of twenty five, de Tocqueville decided to visit the United States and study the American peop...
  • Tocqueville Believes Democracy
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    Alexis de Tocqueville Alexis de Tocqueville was born in Paris on July 29th, 1805. Growing up in Metz, France, the youngest child of Herv Tocqueville and Mlle. De Rosanbo, he showed great intellectual promise from his earliest days. By the age of 16, his academic career was a brilliant one, his schoolwork earning him a special prize and two first prizes. He was an avid reader, reading books hardly accessible to a boy of his young age. It was during these years that he developed his critical think...
  • La Reputation De Tocqueville
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    Alexis Charles-Henri-Maurice Clrel de Tocqueville En 1831 deux jeunes Franais sont arrive aux tats-Unis, sur un projet gouvernement al pour tidier le systme pal du pays. Tous les deux taient membres de la nobility franaise, de bons amis et tous pa rails. L'un etait Alexis de Tocqueville, et l'autre Gustave de Beaumont. La visite a produit le report sur les prisons - un effort col labore. D'une manie re plus importante, cette visite a rendu e un des meillures contest au sujet des premire annes de...
  • De Tocqueville
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    Alexis De Tocqueville, Democracy in America Aristocracy is a phenomenon that is perhaps as natural a summer crop, and as devastating as the locusts that eat it. De Tocqueville's position on aristocracy is quite clear. He is a strong advocate of the aristocracy, it is a part of the natural order and necessary. His position may have some basis, however I have yet to see the 'upside'; of a caste system or a good defense of it. De Tocqueville believes that aristocracy provides stability and fellowsh...
  • Beliefs Of Mosca And De Tocqueville
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    A despotism is defined as a system of government in which the ruler has unlimited power. Many of the aristocratic regimes of old can arguably be labeled despotisms, as well as some of the dictatorships of todays modern world, if one can truly define ultimate power. De Tocqueville delved into this concept in his discussion of the newly forming American democracy and how he noticed this democratic revolution making its way towards Europe. De Tocqueville states that: The first and liveliest of the ...
  • Tocqueville's Influence Alexis De
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    Alexis de Tocqueville's Influence Alexis de Tocqueville's observation of the American prison system brought out several interesting facts about America and how it governs itself. He talks of the danger of greed for money, the importance of forming associations, and the power of influence in town government. Although many of his observations have since changed, many of them bring about legitimate points about American government and society. In de Tocqueville's book Democracy in America, he is qu...
  • Tocqueville's Democracy In America
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    Insights on De Tocqueville's Democracy In America It has been said that a French aristocrat Alexis de Tocqueville, who visited the United States in the 1830's, 'understood us' in a way that few observers (foreign and domestic) have. Furthermore, Tocqueville's Democracy in America is often cited by present-day critics because so many of the observations in it seem extraordinarily suitable even more than one hundred and fifty years later. Alexis de Tocqueville was born 1805 into a minor noble fami...
  • Prof Devor And De Tocqueville
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    Different authors have different approaches to the same issue. In this paper I will contrast and compare how the authors Alexis De Tocqueville, Holly Dover, and Christina Hoff Sommers, tackle the myth of the role of women in society and what the role of women should be according to them. De Tocqueville De Tocqueville was a French aristocrat who came to America to study the American penal system. Coming from a European society he was struck by the way Americans understood the equality of the sexe...
  • Alexis De Tocqueville
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    Democracy in America By: Alexis De Tocqueville Democracy in America, by Alexis De Tocqueville is a book about how the American States and the federal government would grow politically and socially under the umbrella of democracy. Alexis De Tocqueville sees the United States as a unique entity because of how and why it started as well as its geographical location. Alexis De Tocqueville explains that the foundations of the democratic process in America are completely different from anywhere else o...
  • Tocqueville's Negative View Of America
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    Frankly, the French have no idea of what America truly is. In Tocqueville's Democracy in America, the caustic Frenchman describes the governmental aspects of America, as well as highlighting upon some social aspects. He states the truth, however not all of Tocqueville's truths do not transcend time and are rendered obsolete in modern times. Tocqueville brings forth justified theories of aristocracy and democracy, but also presents obsolete prototypes of the American man and woman. Tocqueville pr...
  • Alexis De Tocqueville
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    Alexis de Tocqueville, "Democracy in America"After 37 days at sea aboard Le Havre, Tocqueville and Beaumont landed in Newport, Rhode Island on May 9. The journey had been rough, and the passengers and crew had little to eat or drink during the final days. Indeed, the passengers requested that they be allowed to disembark in Newport once it became obvious that fierce winds would prevent the ship from reaching New York as scheduled. I confess that in America I saw more than America; I sought the i...
  • Common Good For A Community Of People
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    Political philosophy are the theories and ideas of those who believe that they have an answer to the questions that politics raise in society. The questions that these political philosophers set out to answer range from describing what the state of nature is to what type of regimes are necessary to tame and organize the nature of man. The ideas that they come up with are not all that original. Plato, an early political philosopher and student of Socrates, set out to come up with a society that w...
  • System Of Democracy
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    In his book IV, De Tocqueville discusses the influence of democratic ideas and feelings on the society they govern. De Tocqueville sees serious ills within the system of democracy. Chiefly, his concern is with independent men acting with no other guide than their own will. This complete independence, according to De Tocqueville, will undoubtedly lead to men only valuing the leaders they have chosen. The equality and independence men receive from democracy may be the factors that cause them to de...
  • Role Of Positive Liberty 5 In Government
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    Liberty: Adam Smith and Alexis de Tocqueville Both Adam Smith and Alexis de Tocqueville agree that an individual is the most qualified to make decisions affecting the sphere of the individual as long as those decisions do not violate the law of justice. From this starting point, each theorist proposes a role of government and comments on human nature and civil society. Smith focuses on economic liberty and the ways in which government can repress this liberty, to the detriment of society. De Toc...
  • Quotes Of Alexis De Tocqueville
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    Alexis De Tocqueville (1805-1859) Alexis De Tocqueville (1805-1859) Essay, Research Paper Alexis de Tocqueville (1805-1859) Alexis de Tocqueville (1805-1859) Since beginning to study political science I have heard the name and read the quotes of Alexis de Tocqueville. A Frenchman, historian, political theorist, and student and writer of the French Revolution – Tocqueville has become a scholar in all democratic societies. Alexis Charles Henri Maurice Clerel de Tocqueville was born July 29, ...
  • Coup D Tat De Louis Napoleon
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    Alexis Charles-Henri-Maurice Cl rel de Tocqueville En 1831 deux jeunes Fran ais sont arrive aux +tats-Unis, sur un projet gouvernement al pour tidier le syst me p nal du pays. Tous les deux taient membres de la nobility fran aise, de bons amis et tous pa rails. L'un etait Alexis de Tocqueville, et l'autre Gustave de Beaumont. La visite a produit le report sur les prisons – un effort col labore. D'une manie re plus importante, cette visite a rendu e un des meillures contest au sujet des pre...
  • Year P 5 After His Dismissal Tocqueville
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    Alexis de Tocqueville was born in Paris on July 29, 1805. Tocqueville's father was a royalist prefect from Normandy who supported the Bourbon monarchy, his great-grandfather was a liberal aristocrat killed in the French Revolution, and his mother was a devout Roman Catholic who strongly advocated a return on the Old Regime. Tocqueville's father's appointments as prefect of different towns meant that he lived away from the family for much of Tocqueville's early life. In his father's absence, Abbe...

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