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PREFACE TO THE FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. The following work of M. De
Tocqueville has attracted great attention throughout Europe, where it is
universally regarded as a sound, philosophical, impartial, and remarkably clear
and distinct ...
In France the State-collector receives the local imposts ; in America the
towncollector receives the taxes of the State. Thus the French Government lends
its agents to the commune ; in America, the township is the agent of the
The Anglo-Americans have retained the characteristics of judicial power which
are common to all nations.—They have, however, made it a powerful political
organ.—How.—In what the judicial system of the Anglo-Americans differs from
that of ...
... to pause for an instant at this portion of my subject, in order more clearly to
explain the part it sustains in America. In order to form an accurate idea of the
position of the President of the United States, it may not be irrelevant to compare
it to ...
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The social state of these tribes differed also in many respects from all that was seen in the Old World. They seemed to have multiplied freely in the midst of their deserts, without coming in contact with other races more civilized than their own.