De Tocqueville


        One of Tocqueville\'s observations about the United States is that he thought there is no country in the civilized world that is less attention paid philosophy than the United States. This is applicable to American life in 1997 because the whole world is practically joined to the United States. Just about every country in the world trades with, tours in, and watches for the United States. What I mean by watches is that they practically always know what\'s going on (except for the top-secret things) in the United States, whether it be by television, computers, or satellites they know what the U.S. is doing. The U.S. is basically a "free-for-all" county; the laws and schools are less strict than other countries such as, Japan in which the students there have to go to school six days a week with much more homework then U.S. schools.



        Another observation of Alexis is that religion is associated with all the customs of the nation and all the feelings of patriotism. Another way of saying this that there is a religion for everyone. This is still true in 1997 because everyone has there own belief and goes to the church or believes in the religion that they desire. The religious person believes in what he or she wants to believe in and in most case respects what another persons religion might be. The reason for "most" to be in there was because some people are heavily religious and want other people to join there religion and try things such as, persuasion.



        Another observation by Alexis is that the majority in the United States supply a mass amount of ready-made options for the use of individuals, who are relieved from having to form their own. What this means is that since there are many people in the U.S., if someone is unable to supply there own option then there will be one for you. Let\'s say here for a broad example that someone is unclear of which religion he should join, he will choose the one that persuades or suits him the best. Another way of putting this is that people get ideas off of other people. Lets say that someone had part of idea and you had the other, if one of you expressed this idea to the other then you have the full idea.



        An overall view would be that Alexis de Tocqueville many have been right about America in the past and for a fact some of the observations, the ones stated above for example, are still true to this day and might be true in the future. Tocqueville\'s Democracy in America, some people would say, is often cited that many of the observations in it seem extraordinarily suitable even from one hundred and fifty to the present-day. Tocqueville\'s Democracy in America was often cited by present day critics because of his observations and most people think this will continue to be true in the future.

Category: History