Federal Theory in Democracy in America

  • Alexis de Tocqueville


In what respects the Constitution of the Union can be compared to that of the States—Superiority of the Constitution of the Union attributable to the wisdom of the Federal legislators—Legislature of the Union less dependent on the people than that of the States—Executive power more independent in its sphere—Judicial power less subjected to the inclinations of the majority—Practical consequence of these facts—The dangers inherent in a democratic government eluded by the Federal legislators, and increased by the legislators of the States.


Federal System Executive Power Legislative Body Federal Constitution Anational Government 
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© Dimitrios Karmis and Wayne Norman 2005

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  • Alexis de Tocqueville

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