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Heritage – Constitution: Model, Resource, or Outlier

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Heritage – Constitution: Model, Resource, or Outlier
October 11, 2012 12:00 pm
October 11, 2012 1:30 pm
Heritage Foundation
September 4, 2012
Heritage Foundation HQ
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214 Massachusetts Ave, NE, Washington, DC, DC, 20002, United States

The United States Constitution, the world’s oldest written design of government, was a novel political development in the 18th Century. No nation previously had adopted a written instrument to create and limit its national government. But it has been more than 200 years since our Constitution (and the Bill of Rights) came into being. Numerous other nations have adopted their own written organic political instruments since then. Have those nations looked to the U.S. Constitution as a model or a resource for their own constitutions, or has the U.S. Constitution become an outlier in the world? If the latter, what does that say about the structure and substance of our Constitution and how it is considered in the international community? More information here

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