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Alexis De'Toqueville(ch1)
Democracy in America, all people in America were on even playing field to start with. There is no class system in America, however wealth seperates people into social status. America was unique in that it was the first time that the growth of a nation from nothing could be witnessed by an outside source.
Alexis D'Toucquville (11)
Americans are ready to form associations at the drop of a hat.
james bryce
"The American Commonwealth"

The great separater in society is wealth. Americans are fascinated with wealth. we have legal and political equality but no social equality. "Equality of Estimation"
Louis Hartz
"Liberal Tradition in America"

Talks about how liberal and radical America is compared to other European nations. if other countries tried to emulate us they would considered it so radical while we think that it is normal because we are used it.
Theda Skocpol
"Diminished Democracy"

She talks about the deterioration of America's tendency to form associations in the 60's. Groups in America have become more professional because professional people were more effective and the groups were trying to gain efficiency.
Cornel West
"Race Matters"

talked about trying to hail a taxi cab while all these white men got cabs even though he was a respected professor. Points to the broader social implications. Discusses solutions to social divisions.
In favor of social equality sponsored by the government and claims that new leadership is needed
Richard Hofstadter
"American political Tradition"

said that the founding fathers believed men were evil and contentious. Could not change the nature of man to conform him to an ideal society of government the founding fathers were more interested in protecting their private property from the masses.
James Madison
"Federalist Number Ten"

factions work against public interest, factions are inevitable in american government. Madison pitted the factions against each other so that they would cancel each other out
Lani Guinier
"The Tyranny of Majority"

this plan for restructuring american elections so that the minority are not the victims
C. Wright Mills
"The Power Elite"

suggests that a small triangle of power makes political economic and military decisions together. separated the American History into 5 epochs
Robert Dahl
"Who Governs"

a pluralist's classic answer, citizens can become involved in the political process if they so chose. a multitude of groups struggle in seeming confusion as they give voice to America's many competing interest.
James Madison (3)
"Federalist 51"

the framers separated power at every point in the structure of American Government beause ambition must be made to counteract ambition.
Woodrow Wilson
"Congressional Government"

Separation of powers results in a slow ineffecient government with the president lacking sufficient power over Congress
James Sterling Young
the plan for separation of powers was really put into action by the geography and living arrangements in the swamp that was early Washington DC
James Madison (4)
"Federalist numbers 39 and 46

The Constitution's planner split government between the state and national level creating federalsim as another protection against factions