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6 Fascinating Constitutional Crises Throughout History

These political challenges have questioned the legitimacy of various governments.

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  • Official portrait of President John Tyler, c. 1864.

The Glorious Revolution, 1688

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  • James II.

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The Death of William Henry Harrison, 1841

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  • William Henry Harrison.

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The Collapse of the Weimar Republic, 1933

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  • Hitler (right) and Mussolini.

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Rhodesian Independence, 1965

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  • Rhodesian politicians sign the Unilateral Declaration of Independence under a portrait of the Queen.

The Canadian Parliamentary Dispute of 2008

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  • The Centre Block, the main building of the Canadian parliamentary complex.

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The Venezuelan Constitutional Crisis of 2017

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  • Nicolás Maduro, center.

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