This article analyses the genesis of the Spanish I Republic (1873) starting from the Democratic Revolution initiated in 1868 with the overthrow of the Bourbon monarchy. This initiated a process of democratisation and of citizens’ participation in Spanish public life that took form in a new constitution, inspired by some of the proposals of the United States Constitution as a model of federation, and in which we find one of the most advanced declarations of citizens’ rights in Europe at that time.
"The Democratic Revolution as a Path towards the Republic (Spain, 1873),"
Bulletin for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies: Vol. 36
, Article 1.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.asphs.net/bsphs/vol36/iss1/1