Democracy in America Test | Lesson Plans Final Test - Hard

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Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Political associations bring together whom?

2. De Tocqueville believes that the nations of his time cannot prevent the conditions of men from becoming _________________.

3. According to De Tocqueville, all Americans seek it, but do not necessarily seek it exclusively. What is it?

4. Democracies tend to value what over liberty?

5. De Tocqueville believes that there is unlikely to be a ______________ in the United States.

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

How does de Tocqueville define a political association? What role does association have in democracy as de Tocqueville presents it? Is that the same role it has today? Explain your answer using specific examples from today and the book.

Essay Topic 2

Using examples from the book, what is the main role of an independent judiciary in a democracy? What is the main role of the judiciary in America? Are the two similar or different? Use the book to provide support for your answer.

Essay Topic 3

According to de Tocqueville, power is divided between the federal government and the states. What aspects of American democracy has de Tocqueville shown where this is true? What are some instances that he has shown where this is not true? What effects does this division have on democracy in America? Support your answers with examples from the book.

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