In this reading I  was very interested in how Alexis de Tocqueville saw the character of the American people.  It seemed that he liked that people acted as individuals but saw that as a little bit of an issue when it came to trying to reconcile excellence and consent within the government.  Overall he seemed to admire people of America even though they did embrace slavery and mistreated Native Americans.

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One thought on “American Character: Reconciling Excellence and Consent

  1. I liked his musings on equality in Europe vs. America. It was actually very educational to read, since I have little to no knowledge on the beginnings of politics (especially back then).

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