Democracy in America - Volume 2, Part 3: Chapter 1-13 Summary & Analysis

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Volume 2, Part 3: Chapter 1-13 Summary and Analysis

Democracy influences human relationships as much as it affects the citizens' political and social points of view. Equality of conditions means that there are no a priori prejudices. Whenever they meet, Americans neither seek nor avoid a direct exchange of ideas and opinions. They are generally friendly to each other. The economic aristocracy that America spawned seems to have no direct effect on the social manners of the Americans. This is due in part to the fact that the economical rank of an individual cannot be distinguished immediately. The economic class of an individual may confer him several material privileges, but no rights are attached to those privileges.

Within their own country, Americans behave in a very respectful manner with their peers. The institutions of the United States tend to bring together people of all...

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