Q. 194.6( 23 Votes )
a. The constitution of 1791 was the first written constitution in France, created after the collapse of the absolute rule.
b. Its main aim was to limit the powers of the monarch.
c. Powers were then divided/separated and assigned to different institutions like legislative, executive and judiciary.
d. According to this, active citizens of France elected electors who inturn voted to elect the National Assembly.
e. Not all citizens and the right to vote. Only men of 25 years of age who paid taxes equal to atleast three days of a labourer’s wage. They were called active citizens.
f. The remaining men and all women were called the passive citizens.
g. The National Assembly controlled the king. France became constitutional monarchy.
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