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Book: The U.S. Constitution in Five Minutes

Chapter: 55. The U.S. Constitution as an International Model

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.43615


The U.S. Constitution has been a source of symbolic and substantive inspiration for constitutional design since its ratification. Its key features, such as separation of powers and defined rights are still popular ways of constructing a government around the world. Countries have also imitated infusing cultural significance into their constitutions.

Chapter Contributors

  • Monica Lineberger ( - mlineberger) 'University of Wisconsin-Whitewater'