Democracy In America
Alexis De Tocqueville
Translator - Henry Reeve
Special Introduction By Hon. John T. Morgan
In the eleven years that separated the Declaration of the
Independence of the United States from the completion of that act
in the ordination of our written Constitution, the great minds of
America were bent upon the study of the principles of government
that were essential to the preservation of the liberties which
had been won at great cost and with heroic labors and sacrifices.
Their studies were conducted in view of the imperfections that
experience had developed in the government of the Confederation,
and they were, therefore, practical and thorough.