TITLE

Democracy in America: Nine Milestones

AUTHOR(S)
Johnson, Gerald W.
PUB. DATE
December 1975
SOURCE
New Republic;12/13/75, Vol. 173 Issue 24, p8
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Accounts the historical background of the democracy in the U.S. Statement of the former U.S. President Thomas Jefferson who drew up the Declaration of Independence that governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed; Discussion on the American revolutionary soldier Daniel Shays' rebellion in reaction to high land taxes in Massachusetts; View that the consent of the governed has been reestablished nine times since the independence; Collapse of the clumsy device of the Electoral College intended to deprive the people of the right to elect their President; Impetus to the destruction of the Federalist party; Cause of the Civil War.
ACCESSION #
9631159

 

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