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Anglo-Americans: (n) the first European settlers of North America, who traveled there from England in the early 17th century
aristocracy: (n) rule of the state by the nobility, or "the best." In France before the Revolution of 1789–95, the aristocracy played a leading role in the society of the "old régime."
association: (n) volunteer group in American society, devoted to social, political, or recreational interests
bourgeoisie: (n) middle class in society, predominantly focused on commerce
centralization: (n) concentration of power or authority in one official or a small group
county: (n) level of government between the township and the state
decentralization: (n) wide distribution or dispersion of administrative or political authority
democracy: (n) rule by the people
Democratic-Republicans: (n) American political party in opposition to a strong central government
equality: (n) political and social principle equating the ultimate worth and the political participation of every individual in society
Federalists: (n) American political party supporting a strong central government
individualism: (n) assertion of a person's will or convictions
interest: (n) in Tocqueville's analysis, more precisely "self-interest," or the perception by one or more individuals of their own advantage or profit. For Tocqueville, "self-interest well understood" commonly leads to an advantageous and mutually beneficial outcome for the individuals who practice it.
majority: (n) the prevailing force of more than 50 percent of an electorate or of public opinion
monarchy: (n) In France, the Revolution of 1789 deposed and then executed King Louis XVI. However, France reverted to monarchy, or rule of the state by a king or queen, at several times during the 19th century.
mores: (n) customs, norms, or moral or ethical practices. By its origin, mores is a Latin word that may be translated into the French noun moeurs.
party: (n) a political association or group, containing like-minded members who pursue a common program or electoral objective
township: (n) for Tocqueville, the most local and practical level of democratic government in practice in America, particularly in the New England states. In Tocqueville's time, a township typically had a population of two to three thousand people.
tyranny: (n) autocratic or authoritarian rule