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Swiss Federal Constitution

Swiss Federal Constitution

  • The Swiss Federal Constitution was first written on September 12, 1848, and it established the Swiss Federal State. 
  • Switzerland was heavily influenced by the United States Constitution as well as the ideals of the French Revolution
  • The Swiss Federal Constitution provided its citizens with a declaration of fundamental individual rights, a federal government, and a federal court of justice.
  • This 1848 Constitution was later rewritten in 1874. The modern Swiss Federal Constitution was ratified on April 18, 1999 and directly replaced the 1874 Constitution.

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