Democracy in America Test | 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

Using examples from the book, what are the differences between an aristocratic regime and a democratic regime in terms of governance? Which one does de Tocqueville think is more effective at governing and why?

Essay Topic 2

According to de Tocqueville, what is democracy in America? What are the institutions and players in democracy, and will it be an effective form of governance for America? Support your answer with examples from the book.

Essay Topic 3

What are some of the historical influences that have shaped American democracy as de Tocqueville explains it? Use specific examples from the book to support your answer.

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