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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 view of our political institutions, and of our ...
... New World alone : the representative system of government has been adopted
in several States of Europe; but I am not aware that any nation of the globe has
hitherto organised a judicial power on the principle adopted by the Americans.
In the United States, as well as in Europe, one branch of the legislature is
authorized to impeach, and another to judge: the House of Representatives
arraigns the offender, and the Senate awards his sentence. But the Senate can
only try such ...
The same political jurisdiction in the United States is only indirectly hostile to the
balance of power; it cannot menace the lives of the citizens, and it does not hover
, as in Europe, over the heads of the community, since those only who have ...
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 that of one of the constitutional
kings of Europe. In this comparison I shall pay but little attention to the external
signs of ...
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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.