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In Alexis de Tocquevilles’ Democracy in America , he explains the idea of Democracy and how it has succeeded in America and how it failed in other countries such as France. He brings about the key roles that past roots played in the development of aristocratic ideals in northern and southerners lives through the different laws of inheritance in the north and the superior upper class in the south, keeping the western settlements free from foreign and past influences. With the idea of the “unaffected” western settlements Tocqueville draws upon the idea that this separation from both northern and southern standards creates a democratic class of hard working people that do not rely on the past law of inheritance to divide them
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Unformatted text preview: as time passes nor an upper class to govern them. They believe that the leisure style life the French lead helped to create a poisonous aristocratic mindset and the only way to get where they need to go will be through their hard work. Tocqueville thought that the people of the western settlements’ were unaffected by the aristocratic system that was poisoning the northern and southern regions of the United States. With the settlers so spread out and no one having to deal with issues from their past land deeds, such as the law of partition, this sets the stage for a region where equality can flourish and the ideas of liberty and untainted by the roots of the aristocratic past....
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course HIST 105 taught by Professor Moye during the Spring '08 term at Hillsdale.

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