John Adams wrote in 1814, "democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide." Discuss how this viewpoint influenced the design of the U.S. federal, state and local government.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 25, 2018, 5:39 am ad1c9bdddf
John Adams wrote in 1814 that, "democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide." John Adams in this context equates democracy to death. He insinuates that those citizens who gather to appoint the authority of power in a country have no power to do away with majority groups satisfying their own needs in the country; without considering the needs of the minority group in the country (William, 2008).
This viewpoint has influenced the design of the U.S. federal, state and local government in that the country supports a voting system in the country. This working of the voting system is such that; the citizens of the country are required to ...
John Adam's view of Democracy is clarified in this solution.
Review - The Declaration of Independence, The Bill of Rights
Will you please assist with developing a summary of the below readings/essays in relation to better understanding the history and traditions of US society and your role in contributing toward both. Use examples from the readings to support your points. 200-300 words per reading is sufficient. Please not too much more than 300 words per reading.
The Declaration of Independence
from the Federalist Papers
The Constitution of the United States of America
The Bill of Rights
What Is an American?
Second Inaugural Address
The Map of Freedom 2002