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France Became a Constitutional Monarchy

France Became a Constitutional Monarchy

The draft of the constitution was completed in 1791. Powers were spread among legislative, executive and judiciary instead of king. This made France a constitutional monarchy.

There were two types of citizens according to constitution :– active citizen and passive citizen.

Persons who paid the tax at least equal to wages of 3 days of a labour were categorized as active citizens and who did not, were categorized as passive citizens. Only active citizens above the age of 25 had right to vote. Women were not given the right to vote.

Active citizens had to elect electors. Electors had to elect National Assembly and Judiciary from among them. National Assembly had control over king and group of ministers. But king still had the power of royal veto and the ability to select ministers.

Qualification for member of elector and National Assembly : – A person who belonged to bracket of highest taxpayers and above the age of 25 could be chosen as elector and member of National Assembly.

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