Identifying Perspectives and Patterns: de Tocqueville

Laura Keidorf
11th Grade Language Arts, 12th Grade The Global City, 12th Grade Economics, 12th Grade Senior Exhibition Research
Portland, Oregon

Although Democracy in America was written nearly two hundred years ago, from the perspective of a French aristocrat, its ability to inform our understanding of 21st century democracy and citizenship remains clear. Alexis de Tocqueville's observations of the social, economic and political interactions he witnessed over the course of his travels throughout the United States continue to provide students with an opportunity to identify how the responsibilities and privileges inherent to citizenship have both changed and remained the same across time. 

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