Society in the United States is an effect of circumstances and laws that exist
within the land, also combination.
One essential feature that distinguishes culture in America is its democracy.
Its origins were born from the absence of aristocracy.
Instead democracy was born from aristocratic thinking and individual
proprietor of land.
During the American Revolution was when democracy was heavily influenced
into the minds of the people.
The people of New England were forced to come up with a government
system once they won independence and became independent as the United
Several laws were created such as the law of inheritance. Once a land owner
died their children would debate on who would receive what.
It was mentality like this that gave people pride in their land and a sense of
individualism as a society.
This also gives rise to the mentality that a person is to focus on obtaining what
benefits him at the present time.
People are also inclined to cooperate with the law to keep what they possess
A country as large and diverse as the United states is bound to have
conflicting ideas between its people.
However, they all still follow the same form of government.
People with opposite ideas produce different political parties.
It is during times of argument that ideas are settled a time of prosperity
During a time of settlement is when people believe that their social and
government structures have reached an end and do not require
People fail to look into the future and prepare for further debates.
It is ongoing debates that arise through time that keep the different
political parties alive.
Rival parties are composed of different principles to solve the same
Large parties are created by their extensive involvement in politics and
acceptance by the people their ideals govern.
Small parties remain small because the majority of the population don’t
accept or understand their ideals they want to put forward.
Smaller parties are even seen as corrupting rather than helpful because
they strain away from popular opinion.
According to De Tocqueville the United States has no interest in
Instead Americans have a different philosophic method in which the
people follow certain ideals and keep their minds set to similar goals.
Americans do not like to think as their behavior as systematic. Instead
they tend to follow facts and information.
By this method Americans change their behavior based on facts that will
make them live better.
This philosophic method is based on an individual pursuing their own
advancement in society.
Different people with different interest are in charge of different task in
People independently control their lives in different aspects and control
their own judgments.
This leads to habits in their daily lives.
An American’s philosophy is that a person will control something
individually while someone else controls something else.
In this sense society functions based on the idea that everyone
cooperates towards the system that has risen.
In a democratic nation wealth derived from heredity is not
common. Every man earns his own income.
The concept of honest work is widespread and accepted and
Work is not considered dishonorable but looked upon, those
who do not work are not wanted.
Americans pursue a job in industrial or commercial positions and
spend what they earn on living.
Equality for work is expected and people work to keep a good
In a democratic nation people work for their own interest but
also for the advancement as a society.
People work for profit in order to enable their family and their
children to begin from a higher position in society.
Everyone works for a salary and are not humiliated by their job.
Social equality in democratic armies makes soldier
independent from officers destroying the structure
created through discipline.
Democratic soldiers are not shackled by constrains
of social enslavement.
Society does not prepare soldiers for a state of
Obedience will be forced to grow as a situation
becomes more critical. No room for personal
decisions will be present.
Soldiers soon become silent and obey their
Military in a democratic nations gets rid of a
person’s creative freedom. It is replaced by instinct