Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville


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Although de Tocqueville chronicled the sadness of African slaves and Native Americans, he was impressed with all of the following EXCEPT:

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1. De Tocqueville and Beaumont's visit to the United States was under the guise of investigating American _____, but the real reason they came was _____.

2. Which of the following was NOT an opinion de Tocqueville held about slaves in America?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Democracy in America addresses several characteristics of early America, and this quiz and worksheet will help you retain all of the significant information about this book and about Alexis de Tocqueville's visit to the U.S. You'll receive your scores as soon as you finish the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These two resources will test you on:

  • Who sent de Tocqueville to the U.S.
  • The purpose of his visit
  • Who de Tocqueville pitied
  • What de Tocqueville did not admire about America
  • What made America great, in de Tocqueville's eyes

Skills Practiced

The quiz and worksheet are designed to test these skills:

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about American history in a different light
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related Democracy in America lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding de Tocqueville's visit

Additional Learning

For further studies on early America, review the lesson titled Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville. This lesson will help you achieve the following objectives:

  • Discover social status in early America
  • Understand de Tocqueville's fascination with the United States
  • Know the purpose of his journey
  • Distinguish the positive and negative aspects of America seen by Alexis de Tocqueville