This chapter examines the influence of American constitutionalism in Europe during the era of the American and French revolutions and the European revolutions of 1848. It suggests that the influence of American constitutionalism during this period did not have as much effect as before. It considers three distinctive periods of Western constitutionalism that mark this interlude: the period when Napoleon ended the French Revolution with his coup d'état, the age of Klemens von Metternich, and the period just before the outbreak of the 1848 revolutions. The chapter also discusses American constitutional influence on a number of European constitutions in the years 1800–1848, including those of Norway, Belgium, France, Germany, Switzerland, Poland, Russia, Hungary, Italy, and Greece. It concludes with an assessment of the impact of Jacksonian democracy on European constitutionalism.
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