How long has the US been a republic?
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United states ends a long courtship by incorporating an independent republic that had once been part of Mexico?
Which ancient governments inspired the founding fathers the most?
The Founding Fathers of the US and later the Framers of the US Constitution looked at the structure of the ancient Roman Republic as a model for their idea of the new US republic. Flawed as it was, the Roman Republic had what can be termed a government structure where power was shared. The US Constitution created a central government where powers are shared. It has been said that the US republic was the first one after ancient Rome's republic.