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De Tocqueville's view of human nature

Overview about De Tocqueville and his book

Alexis de Tocqueville was born in Paris on 1805. He came from a rich family, which they were considered as one ***** the upper-class ***** in *****. He had ***** private tutor during his childhood days and studied law. He was successful in his career where he later be***** a substitute judge ***** Versailles. He went to U.S. at t***** age of 25 as an aristocr*****ic Frenchman. Furthermore, he was elected as a represent*****tive of Valognes to the Cham*****r Deputies for the reason that his first published book entitled "Democracy in America" was a success ***** after serv*****g as representative he turned in***** the Constituent Assembly and Legislative Assembly in the United States.

De Tocqueville wrote two-volume study of "Democracy in America," the first volume w***** ***** in 1835 and five years later he wrote the second *****. The book serves as ***** observations and further study of the American people ***** how *****ir political institutions worked. This book was the most popular that he wrote for ***** following *****s as based on t***** online source, http://www.tocqueville.org/chap1.htm:

***** ***** deals with issues like religion, the press, m*****y, class structure, racism, the role of government, the judicial system, etc. -- issues that are just as relevant today as *****y were then. Democracy in America h***** undergone several periods of ********** throughout the century, but it's never been as popular as it is now. Scores of colleges around ***** country use the text in political science and history courses, and historians consider it one of the most comprehensive and insightful books ever wr*****ten about the U.S."

***** Tocqueville supported the Catholic Church, criticized the French military ***** opposed the Algerian government. He believed ***** the ***** Church, as he firmly stated in his book, that religion is important in the social equality of the nation.

Human Nature and Philosophy

Tocqueville was d*****mayed with what was happen*****g in ***** country, there was a revolution of ***** ***** and so he went to America to search ***** what is t***** real meaning of democracy. He observed how the Americans were running the country in such a way ***** there ***** freedom in their country. ***** practically saw the equality of the people ***** ***** government. According to Anderson, "the ***** of conditions defines a social state where ***** influence of one man over another-central to the aristocratic regime-has been replaced with the egalitarian idea of individual consent; the victory ***** consent ***** influence, ***** the elevation of human autono***** closely linked to it, has dramatic social and pol*****ical effects, leaving nothing as it was; Tocqueville felt "religious dread" when he contemplated the sublime force of this historical mutation, which he saw as Providential ***** in conform*****y with human nature." (1996). He feared for the ***** regime for his country came from it and he idolized the democratic regime ***** America ***** then he found out that "t***** democratic regime threatens to

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