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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.
- Spring '08
- Democracy in America