Essay on Insights on de Tocqueville's Democracy in America

731 Words Oct 23rd, 1999 3 Pages
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 family, in which his grandfather had been guillotined during the French Revolution. He had come to the United States in 1831 to study the prison system, in which he did not do, instead he wrote Democracy in America. He had stayed in the United
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Another way of saying this that there is a religion for everyone. This is still true in 1997 because everyone has there own belief and goes to the church or believes in the religion that they desire. The religious person believes in what he or she wants to believe in and in most case respects what another persons religion might be.
The reason for "most" to be in there was because some people are heavily religious and want other people to join there religion and try things such as, persuasion. Another observation by Alexis is that the majority in the United States supply a mass amount of ready-made options for the use of individuals, who are relieved from having to form their own. What this means is that since there are many people in the U.S., if someone is unable to supply there own option then there will be one for you. Let's say here for a broad example that someone is unclear of which religion he should join, he will choose the one that persuades or suits him the best. Another way of putting this is that people get ideas off of other people. Lets say that someone had part of idea and you had the other, if one of you expressed this idea to the other then you have the full idea.

An overall view would be that Alexis de Tocqueville many have been right about America in the past and for a fact some of the observations,

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