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Book: The U.S. Constitution in Five Minutes

Chapter: 56. Different Approaches to National Constitutions

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.43616


The U.S. Constitution at the time of its writing represented a massive break from political regimes that came before it; this gave it outsize influence over democratic development throughout the 19th century. But as lessons were learned globally, its influence waned, and the American constitutional order is no longer viewed as especially influential.

Chapter Contributors

  • Matthew Reid Krell ( - mrkrell) 'Vassar College'