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To the European immigrant – that is, to the aliens who have been converted into Americans by the advantages of American life – the Promise…
The more consciously democratic Americans became, however, the less they were satisfied with a conception of the Promised Land, which went no farther than a…
The first phase of American political history was characterized by the conflict between the Federalists and the Republicans, and it resulted in the complete triumph…
Let it be immediately added, however, that this economic independence and prosperity has always been absolutely associated in the American mind with free political institutions.
Unless the great majority of Americans not only have, but believe they have, a fair chance, the better American future will be dangerously compromised.
The Constitution was the expression not only of a political faith, but also of political fears. It was wrought both as the organ of the…
The adoption by Jefferson and the Republicans of the political structure of their opponents is of an importance hardly inferior to that of the adoption…
The popular will cannot be taken for granted, it must be created.
Of course, Americans have no monopoly of patriotic enthusiasm and good faith.
Democracy may mean something more than a theoretically absolute popular government, but it assuredly cannot mean anything less.
The only fruitful promise of which the life of any individual or any nation can be possessed, is a promise determined by an ideal.
In Jefferson’s mind democracy was tantamount to extreme individualism.
Our country was thereby saved from the consequences of its distracting individualistic conception of democracy, and its merely legal conception of nationality. It was because…
When the Promise of American life is conceived as a national ideal, whose fulfillment is a matter of artful and laborious work, the effect thereof…
The years between 1800 and 1825 were distinguished, so far as our domestic development was concerned, by the growth of the Western pioneer Democracy in…
The combination of Federalism and Republicanism which formed the substance of the system, did not constitute a progressive and formative political principle, but it pointed…
The American economic, political, and social organization has given to its citizens the benefits of material prosperity, political liberty, and a wholesome natural equality; and…
When Jefferson and the Republicans rallied to the Union and to the existing Federalist organization, the fabric of traditional American democracy was almost completely woven.
The average American is nothing if not patriotic.
I am not a prophet in any sense of the word, and I entertain an active and intense dislike of the foregoing mixture of optimism,…
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