MC 201 (1) - Tocqueville Reaction Paper Reading the first...

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Tocqueville Reaction Paper Reading the first section of Alexis De Tocqueville “Democracy in America”, one of his underlining conceptions immediately struck me upon analysis. His assessment of why America was flourishing at such an expeditious rate had never occurred to me, yet it made such common sense. The immigrants who took voyages across the Atlantic to land upon the New World already had democratic ideals but no place to implement them. Specifically, the New England States were the original catalysts for freedom and democracy, albeit in their infancy—as early as 1620. As Tocqueville says, “These English colonies of the North, better known as the New England states, brought together the two or three main ideas which today constitute the social theory of the United States…The New England principles…permeated the entire confederation.” (Pg. 42) Tocqueville cites the New England states countless times through the entirety of chapter two when referring to immigrants who governed
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