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American Institutions and Their Influence

By Alexis de Tocqueville
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Table of Contents
  • AMERICAN INSTITUTIONS AND THEIR INFLUENCE.
  • With Notes, by Hon. John C. Spencer.
  • ADVERTISEMENT.
  • PREFACE TO THE AMERICAN EDITION.
  • TABLE OF CONTENTS.
  • INTRODUCTION.
  • AMERICAN INSTITUTIONS.
  • CHAPTER I.
    • EXTERIOR FORM OF NORTH AMERICA.
  • CHAPTER II.
  • CHAPTER III.
    • SOCIAL CONDITION OF THE ANGLO-AMERICANS.
    • POLITICAL CONSEQUENCES OF THE SOCIAL CONDITION OF THE ANGLO-AMERICANS.
  • CHAPTER IV.
    • THE PRINCIPLE OF THE SOVEREIGNTY OF THE PEOPLE IN AMERICA.
  • CHAPTER V.
    • THE AMERICAN SYSTEM OF TOWNSHIPS AND MUNICIPAL BODIES.{63}
    • LIMITS OF THE TOWNSHIP.
    • AUTHORITIES OF THE TOWNSHIP IN NEW ENGLAND.
    • EXISTENCE OF THE TOWNSHIP.
    • PUBLIC SPIRIT OF THE TOWNSHIPS OF NEW ENGLAND.
    • THE COUNTIES OF NEW ENGLAND.
    • ADMINISTRATION IN NEW ENGLAND.
    • GENERAL REMARKS ON THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE UNITED STATES.
    • OF THE STATE.
    • LEGISLATIVE POWER OF THE STATE.
    • THE EXECUTIVE POWER OF THE STATE.
  • CHAPTER VI.
    • OTHER POWERS GRANTED TO THE AMERICAN JUDGES.
  • CHAPTER VII.
    • POLITICAL JURISDICTION IN THE UNITED STATES.
  • CHAPTER VIII.
    • THE FEDERAL CONSTITUTION.
    • HISTORY OF THE FEDERAL CONSTITUTION.
    • SUMMARY OF THE FEDERAL CONSTITUTION.
    • PREROGATIVE OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT.
    • FEDERAL POWERS.
    • LEGISLATIVE POWERS.
    • THE EXECUTIVE POWER.{134}
    • ACCIDENTAL CAUSES WHICH MAY INCREASE THE INFLUENCE OF THE EXECUTIVE.
    • ELECTION OF THE PRESIDENT.
    • MODE OF ELECTION.
    • CRISIS OF THE ELECTION.
    • RE-ELECTION OF THE PRESIDENT.
    • FEDERAL COURTS.{142}
    • MEANS OF DETERMINING THE JURISDICTION OF THE FEDERAL COURTS.
    • DIFFERENT CASES OF JURISDICTION.
    • PROCEDURE OF THE FEDERAL COURTS.
    • HIGH RANK OF THE SUPREME COURTS AMONG THE GREAT POWERS OF STATE.
  • CHAPTER IX.
    • WHY THE PEOPLE MAY STRICTLY BE SAID TO GOVERN IN THE UNITED STATES.
  • CHAPTER X.
    • PARTIES IN THE UNITED STATES.
    • REMAINS OF THE ARISTOCRATIC PARTY IN THE UNITED STATES.
  • CHAPTER XI.
    • LIBERTY OF THE PRESS IN THE UNITED STATES.
  • CHAPTER XII.
    • POLITICAL ASSOCIATIONS IN THE UNITED STATES.
  • CHAPTER XIII.
    • GOVERNMENT OF THE DEMOCRACY IN AMERICA.
    • UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE.
    • CAUSES WHICH MAY PARTLY CORRECT THESE TENDENCIES OF THE DEMOCRACY.
    • PUBLIC OFFICERS UNDER THE CONTROL OF THE DEMOCRACY OF AMERICA.
    • INSTABILITY OF THE ADMINISTRATION IN THE UNITED STATES.
    • CHARGES LEVIED BY THE STATE UNDER THE RULE OF THE AMERICAN DEMOCRACY.
    • EFFORTS OF WHICH A DEMOCRACY IS CAPABLE.
    • SELF-CONTROL OF THE AMERICAN DEMOCRACY.
    • CONDUCT OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS BY THE AMERICAN DEMOCRACY.
  • CHAPTER XIV.
    • PUBLIC SPIRIT IN THE UNITED STATES.
    • NOTION OF RIGHTS IN THE UNITED STATES.
    • RESPECT FOR THE LAW IN THE UNITED STATES.
  • CHAPTER XV.
    • TYRANNY OF THE MAJORITY.
    • POWER EXERCISED BY THE MAJORITY IN AMERICA UPON OPINION.
  • CHAPTER XVI.
    • CAUSES WHICH MITIGATE THE TYRANNY OF THE MAJORITY IN THE UNITED STATES.
    • ABSENCE OF CENTRAL ADMINISTRATION.
  • CHAPTER XVII.
    • PRINCIPAL CAUSES WHICH RENDER RELIGION POWERFUL IN AMERICA.
    • IMPORTANCE OF WHAT PRECEDES WITH RESPECT TO THE STATE OF EUROPE.
  • CHAPTER XVIII.
  • CONCLUSION.
  • APPENDICES
    • SUMMARY OF THE QUALIFICATIONS OF VOTERS IN THE UNITED STATES.
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