Majority Rule vs. Minority Rights


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What was Alexis de Tocqueville's worry about a majority-ruled democracy?

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1. Which of these is NOT one of the conditions used to guarantee that the rights of minorities are protected in a majority-ruled democracy?

2. Where in the United States do we see the most concrete attempt to protect the rights of minorities in a majority-ruled democracy?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The worksheet and quiz help test your knowledge of majority rule vs. minority rights. Majority-ruled democracy is covered on the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be tested over these topics:

  • Best example of protecting the rights of minorities in a majority-ruled democracy
  • Example of the right of the minority to become the majority
  • Why Alexis de Tocqueville worried about a majority-ruled democracy
  • Not a condition that protects minorities
  • A formula used to deal with cases of minority rights vs. majority rule

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of majority rule and ways it affects minorities
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about a good example of protecting the rights of minorities in a majority-ruled democracy
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about a majority-ruled democracy

Additional Learning

Gain additional knowledge about these topics with the lesson called Majority Rule vs. Minority Rights. You can cover the following objectives:

  • Compare and contrast the rights of minorities and the majority rule
  • Define majority rule
  • Review instances where minority rights were protected