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It is significant because, at its creation, it was an experiment. It still is. When the Framers created it they knew they were creating a document for posterity and tried really hard to make a government that would work. They had to see ahead, and if they hadn't, then the Constitution would have failed because we would have changed and would have discarded it. We've changed, but the Constitution hasn't changed because the Framers were progressive enough to see what was going to happen in the future. The Framers knew full well that democracy was a fragile web that had to be sustained, and they wrote the Constitution knowing that it was not them but their children that would have to sustain it. That they did is a miracle in and of itself.

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The US Constitution is the longest lasting partly because of its short length. The broad language used allows for flexibility and modernization, shortness keeps it from becoming outdated, and the difficulty to make amendments increases its staying power.

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That is a misconception. The US has not had the longest lasting form of government, but the title goes to the Mayan Empire and the Chinese Empires for they have lasted over 3000 years and 2000 years, respectively.

Therefore, the US does not have the longest lasting government, but rather ruling under an emperor, not a dictator, has longer lasting governments.

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It isn't the longest lasting Constitution.

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Yes and no, it depends in what state you live. For example if you live in states like New York, you don't have a 2nd and 4th amendment. But in freedom loving states for example Texas, Louisiana and Arizona you are guaranteed all the rights that the constitution guarantees.

Did the French Revolution produce a lasting constitution like the one created in the US?

Alas, no. The French are currently on their 23rd constitution. The Revolution itself produced a return to monarchy within 30 years.

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What significant roman concept of law was written into the US constitution?

all people are equal in the eyes of the law

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It is good for us because it contains good, long lasting carbohydrates that give us enough energy to get through the day. Sugar gives energy that is short lasting and gives diabetes.

What is the longest lasting hurricane in US history?

The Labor Day Hurricane of 1935 is considered the longest lasting hurricane in US history, lasting for 9.5 days. It struck the Florida Keys as a Category 5 hurricane, causing significant devastation and loss of life.

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The debate over the first bank of the US was significant because it raised the issue of?

How strictly the. Constitution should be interpreted

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No. The Constitution was ratified by the thirteen original colonies long before Kansas was US territory.